A carefully structured transition plan guided by a team of professionals, including a Hired Power case manager, professional recovery assistant and local clinical provider, is essential to your success. This team will provide the necessary level of support and mentoring to increase the opportunity for long-term recovery.
As a pioneer in the field and the leading Personal Recovery Assistant service provider, Hired Power receives most of its clients through referrals by community professionals, treatment centers and recovery alumni. We have earned this level of national regard with over a decade of proven professional experience and continue to be the standard of excellence to which other providers are held. Our success with clients and their Personal Recovery Assistants depends on ensuring both a good professional and personal match. We take the time to establish each client’s needs, situation and recovery goals, utilizing comprehensive assessments to find the best professional for each individual. We also collaborate with clients, clinicians and family members to provide a good fit and the right level of support.
Specific goals are created for each client based on their individual assessment. Each client is different, but Individualized goals may include long-term support and case management, court or child custody issues, travel-related issues involving employment, professional and family trips and public relations. There are also some common goals that we have established through our decade of experience, including an effective transition from treatment to daily recovery lifestyle and establishing community-based resources like clinical support and fellowship.
Each of our clients has a Hired Power case manager and local professional provider in addition to their Personal Recovery Assistant. This creates a transitional support team that can guide, mentor and advise the client throughout each stage of recovery to ensure the greatest opportunity for success.
As with all of our services, the Personal Recovery Assistants are entirely confidential. We respect and value the anonymity and privacy of each client and their family. We are accustomed to working with both adults and adolescents and a wide variety of professional or high-profile clients, and understand the importance of discretion. At community events, social settings with friends and family, work-related events and more, our certified recovery assistants support clients behind-the-scenes as they navigate challenging situations. Oftentimes, our Personal Recovery Assistants pose as personal assistants, companions, drivers, friends from out of town or old college buddies as needed to maintain discretion.
Having served the addiction, mental health and eating disorder treatment communities for over a decade, we have established a long list of professional references. We are happy to provide you with these references in your quest to find not only the right Personal Recovery Assistant but also the right company to serve your family.
Hired Power is a company you can trust, with years of experience, unparalleled expertise and a team of professionals you can rely on.
Hired Power Sober Companions in Los Angeles
When you choose Hired Power’s sober companion service in Orange County, CA, you can feel confident that you’ll engage a qualified team of professionals.
We understand the loneliness and isolation created by lifestyle changes in early recovery. Often, those struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues become accustomed to living a certain way. Their social life likely revolves around activities and people that enable or go along with their substance abuse. That’s why when an individual quits using drugs or alcohol, they must also leave behind the hobbies and circles of friends that went along with it. Adjusting to a new life — making new friends, forming new habits and learning to live a sober and independent lifestyle — can come with stresses that pose a significant challenge to long-lasting recovery.
At Hired Power, we have developed a team approach to support you or your loved one with these difficult changes. Depending on individual needs, we offer Recovery Care Managers and Personal Recovery Assistants (PRAs) or sober companions who work one-on-one with each client to implement healthy changes as they transition back to independent living. Our professionals also collaborate with treatment coordinators to ensure a smooth transition into daily living from full-time care. Clients will be supported as they venture into early recovery, with PRAs providing a customized roadmap and serving as a personalized guide throughout the transitional process. From navigating social situations and establishing a healthy routine to attending therapy sessions and medical appointments, our team of professionals is there to provide discreet, one-on-one, in-home support and guidance for a successful long-term recovery.
At Hired Power, the key to successful relationships between clients and their sober companions is built on mutual trust, respect and support. This is how we create a solid foundation for lasting recovery — and an enhanced quality of life.
What is a Sober Companion?
Personal Recovery Assistants, known as sober companions, work with clients and their families to establish a daily living plan for continued sobriety and lasting recovery. At Hired Power, our PRAs guide, support, and mentor clients, assisting them as they apply the information first learned in treatment into their new sober lifestyles. Our Personal Recovery Assistants are encouraging and motivating, positively reinforcing healthy choices to build each clients’ confidence in their ability to maintain long-lasting recovery. By leading clients to become active participants in their own lives, our PRAs teach them how to thrive in recovery and get the most out of each experience. Our sober companions also help to identify potential relapse triggers and barriers, guide positive change and validate good choices to create teachable moments that influence a healthier mindset and behaviors.
Along with these deep therapeutic benefits, PRAs provide an essential yet simple service: supportive sober companionship. Too often, individuals leaving full-time treatment don’t have someone to rely on or help guide them through their confusing early days of sober life. Sometimes, this responsibility falls on a family member or other loved one who isn’t fully aware of the level of commitment needed, or who isn’t prepared for the pitfalls of life after addiction. While not all individuals need full support after treatment, many that do will fall through the cracks and experience relapse due to a lack of structure and accountability. Hired Power’s Personal Recovery Assistants are trained and experienced in performing the duties needed to get individuals in recovery started along a lifelong path of sobriety. PRAs relieve the pressure on family members to feel responsible for the well being of their loved one in recovery and offer reassurance that clients are kept safe and on the right track.
Our professional team also becomes the eyes and ears for each client’s existing doctor, therapist, treatment coordinator or other key members of the recovery team. Personal Recovery Assistants provide daily communication phone calls with updates and additional relevant information so that treatment coordinators can continue to supervise and be involved in their patient’s progress.
No matter what challenges early recovery may hold, our Personal Recovery Assistants are there to guide and accompany our clients throughout the entire process.
Is a Sober Companion Service Right for Me?
Not everyone who goes through recovery treatment for substance abuse will need this level of constant companionship following rehabilitation. PRA services are best for those clients who need continuing support as they return to independent living. Ideal clients include those who have a history of relapse and are seeking a way to break the cycle, are easing back into a demanding job or family life or have extenuating circumstances that require professional coordination.
Typical needs for Hired Power’s Sober Companion services are:
- Clients who need additional support as they prepare to transition between treatment settings (travel support and rehab transport)
- Clients who need safe passage as they transition between primary and extended care treatment settings
- Clients who need to leave the treatment setting due to court or family issues
- Clients who need added structure and support while attending an outpatient program
- Clients who have been in recovery for a period of time and desire to further their recovery process
- Clients who are experiencing ongoing legal issues
If you or your loved one is in need of professional help to navigate a successful, sober return to independent life, a Personal Recovery Assistant may be the service for you and your family. Reach out to Hired Power to learn more — our expert staff can offer an evaluation to match you with the service that provides the right level of support for you or your loved one.
Reach Out to Us in Orange County, CA
Hired Power provides recovery support services at its Huntington Beach facility, with the aim to assist individuals as they leave behind a life of substance abuse and addiction. We know that adjusting to a new, sober and healthy life takes time and guidance, and for many, a set number of days in a treatment facility is not enough to ensure recovery that lasts a lifetime. Our services fill in the gap between full-time treatment and independent life to ensure that early recovery sets a strong foundation.
We particularly specialize in providing recovery support for individuals with demanding professional lives. In the sports and entertainment industries, we support clients, agents and managers in getting the specialized support and guidance they need in a high-energy and high-profile lifestyle. In the business and executive arena, we are utilized by board members, CEOs, employers and employee assistance programs to successfully implement the identified transition plan of returning to work.
Sober Escort Services
Recovery does not end with the completion of a treatment program. In fact, we encourage our clients to think of treatment as the very beginning of their recovery — sobriety is a lifestyle rather than a one-time achievement, and it requires a lifetime of healthy choices to keep addiction in check. A short-term treatment program is designed to give you the tools you need to make the right decisions for the rest of your life, but it is up to you to use them.
Sometimes, maintaining your sobriety will feel easy. As you adjust to your substance-free lifestyle, you will find happiness and fulfillment that motivate you to make healthy choices. But other times, you will be tempted to turn back to drugs or alcohol. A stressful week at work, unexpected bad news, an upcoming family or social event or any number of other personal triggers can bring back the cravings that you have worked hard to reduce. These cravings can most often be managed through self-care methods like attending your local support groups, checking in with your therapist or taking some quiet time for yourself at home.
But what can you do if you feel vulnerable to relapse when your usual support system is not available to you? Traveling presents a unique challenge for many people in recovery, not only because it can be stressful to be away from home but also because the destination typically includes high-pressure situations. Flying home for the holidays, for example, presents a common trigger of worrying about family expectations while staying in an unfamiliar and possibly enabling environment. Or, traveling for work may include the pressure to “let loose” with your coworkers who do not know that you are in recovery. In times like these, a professional sober escort can be the mobile support that you need to safely get through your time away from home.
What Do Sober Escorts Do?
Sober escorts are certified recovery professionals — we often call them Personal Recovery Assistants or PRAs — who are specifically trained to travel with Hired Power clients. They are equipped and qualified to handle all aspects of your day-to-day recovery on the road: medication management, drug or alcohol testing, connecting you with local resources like providers or support groups, serving as a confidant and sober companion, and more. These services are also intended simply to get you safely from point A to point B and back, ensuring that transportation and accommodations are arranged for and assisting with preparing a recovery-conscious itinerary.
The services that a sober escort provides are tailored to each client. If you have a co-occurring disorder like depression or anxiety, for example, a sober escort can ensure you have access to any forms of treatment you use to manage your symptoms. If you are going to be attending events with alcohol or seeing people who still use substances, your sober escort can be at your side to help you stay accountable. If you want to continue with particular aspects of your regular relapse prevention routine, they can help you with items such as finding a local 12-step meeting or arranging virtual appointments with your therapist.
While our sober escorts’ first goal is prevention, they are also trained to handle emergencies in the event of a relapse or related concern. They can ensure that you get the medical attention that you need right away and can help transport you safely to an appropriate treatment center in the area or closer to home.
Are Sober Escort Services Right for Me?
Since sober escort services are highly customizable, Hired Power proudly provides sober escorts for a wide range of clients. No matter where you are on your journey of recovery, a sober escort can be of assistance during transitions and other times of vulnerability. Some examples of individuals who may be a good fit for a sober escort include clients who are:
- Traveling on forms of transportation that offer alcoholic beverages to passengers (e.g., planes or trains)
- Traveling by plane with connecting flights or uncertain ground transportation
- Traveling far from home for extended periods
- Traveling with a multi-day itinerary before reaching the destination
- Traveling to a destination that may involve exposure to drugs or alcohol
Sober escorts can be scheduled for the entirety or part of your trip, depending on your needs. No request is too long or too far — when you need our sober escort services, we are here to provide them. Hired Power also provides similar Safe Passage services for clients who are traveling for care transitions, such as leaving a treatment center to travel home or moving from home, the hospital or court to treatment.
Professional Sober Escorts at Hired Power
Our sober escorts are highly qualified individuals with the certifications and experience necessary to provide sober escort services. They are Personal Recovery Assistants who have been carefully vetted through background checks and trained to take on every possible complication in supporting a client. Each sober escort has personal experience with substance abuse and recovery so they can personally empathize with each client’s worries and concerns; we require a minimum of five years sober to ensure they are well-established in their recovery and fully equipped to guide you along the right path.
We work with several independently contracted sober escorts across the country so that we can provide these services to clients in many geographic areas. We also do our best to pair our clients with sober escorts who are a strong personality match, though all of our escorts are personable, respectful, open-minded and compassionate and enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life.
Where Sober Escort Services Fit Into Your Care
Hired Power provides a full continuum of recovery management care. Our sober escort services can be offered as part of a suite of services or on a standalone basis. Sober escort services are often utilized by clients who are in later stages of recovery. Some have completed a detox and treatment program and have transitioned into independent life, but want an added level of support as they continue to become comfortable in their sobriety. Others are more well-established in a substance-free lifestyle, but know that traveling — or their destination — is a point of vulnerability and choose to enlist extra help in the form of a sober escort.
Hired Power offers a variety of similar sober companion services designed for specific clients. Our Personal Recovery Assistants are intended to serve as day-to-day companions, while our Safe Passage services that target care transitions. We also provide other types of recovery care management, including:
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Sober Monitoring
- Case Management
- Alternative Sentencing Services
- Professional Coaching
Contact Hired Power
If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction and in need of guidance, or is in recovery and is seeking professional direction and oversight, Hired Power is here to help. We know that navigating the world of recovery can feel overwhelming and confusing, and the responsibility of ensuring that the right care is received and is effective is often a burden on an individual or their family members. Let us remove this burden and allow you to focus on your healing — call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what we do. Our helpful staff is available at 800-910-9299 or can be reached via our online form below.