For many men and women, addiction recovery is a bumpy road. It may feel impossible to navigate on your own. With a sober companion, you may not have to go it alone. It is also critical to continue going to therapy after treatment, including using an aftercare program. However, some people find there is a need for more support than this offers. That’s where a sober companion can help you. At Bayview Recovery, we provide you with as much support and guidance as possible as you journey back into daily life. For additional information, please contact Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650.
What Is a Sober Companion?
An increasing number of people seek a sober companion or someone who works to support their healthy lifestyle choices. This person is not someone to consider a friend, nor are they a family member. They are a third-party individual who has the task of helping you to make better decisions in day to day life. In most cases, they lead by example. They may complete this task over some time, which often means checking in with you over the first few weeks or even up to a year after formal therapy ends.
A sober companion may do a lot of things to help you, including:
- Some companions can transport you to and from rehab. This service is not because you need a ride but because you require encouragement and motivation to get there.
- They may stay with you at your home for a few days or longer after formal therapy stops. Those who feel they are most at risk for relapse may wish to have someone there to support them.
- The goal is to help you stay on the right path. To do that, these individuals often teach you how to live a sober life, guiding you through each situation as it arises.
- Most start with sweeping the home to remove any substances from it, which helps ensure that there is no risk of use.
- They then work with you to accomplish daily tasks, such as going to the grocery store, work, support groups, and other services.
Often, sober companions are only available for a short period, such as about two weeks to a month. Then, you are likely to be able to have more confidence.
Support Groups Are Available
Sober companions do not take the place of ongoing care and counseling. Remember, these are not therapists but people dedicated to helping you build a healthy lifestyle outside of drugs and alcohol. As a result, you may still need to attend support group meetings or meet with your therapist from time to time.
Find the Support You Need at Bayview Recovery
At Bayview Recovery, we can help you structure your future around success. That is, we can help you find the support companions and services you need to thrive.
To reach this point, you need formal therapy. Often, once treatment ends, you may be at risk for relapsing and need to step back into care to continue on the path to sobriety. With a wide range of services and therapy options here, you will find the support you need to work through any challenge you are facing. Some of our therapies include:
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Trauma therapy programs
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy programs
Finding a sober companion may be what you need to start on the path towards recovery. At Bayview Recovery, we offer a wide range of tools and resources to support your efforts and give you the best opportunity for long-term addiction recovery. Take the time to call us now at 855.478.3650, or you can find us right here online for more information.