Recovery And Sober Coaching
As an individual starts to enter sobriety, they may need extra assistance to ensure they don't relapse. A lot of times, there isn't a gradual step from intensive treatment to going back to everyday life, which may seem overwhelming and cause stress. To prevent stress and ease the individual back into a healthy, everyday routine, a trained professional, such as a recovery or sober coach, can offer assistance during this time. Much like a sports coach, this person is here to provide guidance, strategy, support, and help you maintain your goals in sobriety. The sober or recovery coach guides you through a sudden craving and prevents a relapse. Additionally, if a person is exhibiting warning signs of a potential relapse, they can direct the person to the appropriate resources. To help your loved one maintain sobriety, a VIP Recovery team member will travel anywhere in the United States.
""Debbie and Brandon (Wow, what a team) With their combined talents of strength, organizational skills, patience, kindness and passion; timeless efforts and persistence...when you thought that all was lost, they put it out to the universe to let the greater powers that be take charge..and take charge he did." - Michigan"- J.T. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Debbie, words cannot express our gratitude for what you, Brandon, and the entire production staff has done for ...... and our family. Life truly is amazing, thru the power of prayer and the trust that we have in God he sent us you for help in one of our greatest times of need. We felt so powerless, and then somehow God sent you into our lives with a message of hope for our son, ........ I thought I was a strong guy until I met you, but I have truly met one of the strongest women I have ever met in my life. Thank God you took charge and forever changed the destiny of your son Brandon’s life. He is truly an incredible man to have overcome such odds and I know how much you love him and he loves you. Our prayers were truly answered this weekend as you took time away from your family to try and save our sons life and we will be forever grateful for that. Debbie you are a wonderful lady with a great message to the world that thru perseverance there is hope for everyone suffering from addiction. I have thru this process this weekend learned one more powerful lesson that was reinforced so strongly this weekend that the power of love is unstoppable, and always brings out the best in all of us. Love for one another has and will continue to be the greatest message of hope that we offer any one in a time of need. Thanks so much for your expression of love for our family. You were right I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck when I awoke this morning. I have been sitting at my desk this morning with my sunglasses on because my eyes look so bad. My door is closed and I have just been weeping from all that has happened. I feel relief, sadness, and happiness and have never felt like this before. I found myself this morning while unloading ....... golf bag, smelling his worn clothing, and I said to myself what is wrong with you. I look forward to the day I can smell him again in person because of your kindness. Debbie please don’t hesitate to call on me for anything that I can do for your organization, or your family I will be there for you just ask. May God richly bless you for the work that you are doing." B.P. - New Jersey"- B.P. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
"I feel enormous respect for you Debbie and Brandon, and your work as specialists in the field of addiction and recovery. Your compassion and your expertise, to be calm in the eye of the storm, builds momentum. Together as a family you show what love is, and sometimes, love is courage. Brandon I'm glad you’re alive, and Debbie and Doug, I'm glad you took Brandon seriously and reached out to Dr. Phil. Brandon, I'm happy you are using you talents and dynamic personality to inspire and to lead others, especially for boys and men in our communities. As a mother against impaired driving and as a teacher, I wholeheartedly support your efforts. T. S. - California"- TS / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""I just wanted to take a moment and thank both you and Brandon for all your help this past weekend. What you do is so amazing and I will be forever grateful for your help in getting my daughter the help she so desperately needed. Brandon is quite a remarkable man; he made a huge impact on my daughter! I still can't believe we were so fortunate to have you both with us this past weekend. From the way you just happened to pick up my sister's telephone call, to being available the weekend I was flying my family to ......, to getting ......on board - someone up there had a "hand" in all of this. .... Is not happy with me right now - she's angry because I pulled her away from her birthday and Christmas with the family. That's OK, I know it's not my daughter talking and at least I know by getting her to ...... now, she WILL be with me and the family next year." D.L. - Illinois"- DL / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Dear Debbie and Brandon, Please know how grateful our family is to have received your professional help for my brother. As you know, we as a family did not possess the tools necessary to effectively provide the support or roadmap he desperately needed to get onto the road toward recovery. Your ability to take an emotionally strained family, agonizing over the past and afraid of the future, and turn them into a group of people with purpose was impressive. Your knack with balancing sensitive family issues while treating people with dignity and respect is commendable. Your experience, organization, and passion made executing an effective intervention plan possible. Not only did our family leave the intervention feeling empowered that we can make a difference, but more importantly you were able to reach my brother and send him on his journey of recovery. "I can honestly say that after working with you I felt, 'now there goes two people who are on fire to change the world for the better.' Thank you for recognizing your gifts and talents and using them to help others. We appreciate all that you have done for us." S.H. - Arizona"- SH / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
What Are Sober Coaches?
When it comes to maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse, individuals have several options, including a sober coach, sponsor, case manager, or therapist. Often, you may see these terms, but you aren't completely sure of the differences between them and a sobriety coach. Here are a few differences:
- AA Sponsor – Volunteer that provides non-therapeutic support but is also in recovery themselves.
- Case Manager – A case manager is a trained professional who guides the patient and family through the various resources available during treatment and recovery.
- Therapist – A trained professional who focuses on treating the individual's psychological or emotional pain.
A sobriety or recovery coach is a trained professional that knows how to navigate the complex web of resources available to the person, which can prevent a relapse. However, they cannot diagnose mental illness or addictions. The coach does help the individual maintain the habits learned in treatment, aids the individual with important life decisions after rehab, and teaches the individual how to achieve their sobriety goals.
How Can They Help?
After a rehab or treatment program ends, it can be hard to readjust to a new routine while maintaining sobriety. A sober coach assists in a variety of ways to prevent potential relapse and provide extra support during stressful situations. Additionally, the recovery coach continues to build on the skills learned and discussed during treatment or rehab. This will help the individual learn how to cope with cravings and prepare them for long-term success. Some of the things a sobriety or recovery coach helps with include:
- Organizing daily discussions to help the individual attain their sobriety goals
- Strategizing and developing coping techniques
- Supporting the individual by encouraging them to remain abstinent through stressful situations
- Researching and coordinating programs and community resources for sobriety
Maintaining Long-term Success
A sober or recovery coach helps an individual transition into their new, everyday routines after rehab or treatment. From daily conversations to supporting an individual when they have a sudden craving, VIP Recovery sober coaches understand the difficulty of trying to maintain sobriety. As you start in your new routine, it's important to have someone there to help guide or offer support. If you or a loved one is finishing treatment or rehab, and want to remain sober and develop long-term, successful strategies, please give us a call to learn more about sober or recovery coaching. VIP Recovery team members can travel anywhere throughout the United States.