Sober Companion on Long Island
Sober Companions on Long Island
The ideal scenario for a person who has recently become clean and sober and is making a fresh start in life is that they have successfully completed treatment, are involved in programs that support their recovery, and that they have a long list of supportive friends and family to call on for encouragement. Another key for support for newly recovering addicts and alcoholics is a sober companion. Sober companions, also known as recovery coaches, provide unlimited encouragement and safety for persons who desire round the clock support.
For persons who struggle with relapse, a sober companion could be the lifeline that leads them to long-term recovery.
What Does a Sober Companion Do?
How Can a Sober Companion Help an Addict?
The services a sober companion provides to a newly recovering addict often include emotional support had through one on one visits, and or telephone calls, as well as regularly scheduled meetings together. They also provide guidance on how to keep recovery a priority and what to do if triggers occur. Companions also provide safe transportation to and from important obligations and will support the person side by side through a difficult experience. Additionally, many people new to recovery desire someone to simply be there when they attend 12 step meetings, legal commitments or to even chaperone them while traveling.
Sober Companions are Saving Lives
The New York Times published an article about how sober companions on Long Island are saving addicts from themselves and how a person in recovery truly benefits from the extra support versus just receiving support from twelve-step meetings:
“Individual support has been a critical component of recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, which provide “sponsors” mentors and role models who have gone through the programs themselves, for free. Sober companions have a more intense relationship with their clients, as do sober or recovery coaches…who function much like a counselor or therapist, meeting clients or talking on the phone in sessions that focus on issues such as life skills…etc.”(NYTimes).
Sober Companions for Long Island Residents
We match clients with a sober companion on Long Island. Clients are paired with companions based on age, gender, interests, and other factors they may have in common. This type of relationship grows stronger over time, just like any significant relationship does and therefore our recommendations consider personalities and interests when matching a companion to one of our clients. The steps to find out how to set up a sober companion for yourself or a loved one begins by calling one of our addiction recovery specialists.