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.
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.