Sober Companion

What is a Sober Companion

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Sober Services provide specialist recovery support and addiction treatment services, including Sober Companions, Recovery Coaches, Sober Guardians, Sober Coaches, Sober Transporters and Sober Bodyguards / Guides (they have many names, though we prefer Sober Companions). Our services are usually focused on attaining and maintaining complete abstinence from alcohol, drugs and other addictions. However, in some Sober Companion assignments this is …

7 Essential things to look for in a Sober Companion

What to look for in a Sober Companion

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When we meet with families and concerned parties, one of the questions we ask is “What would be your very best possible outcome for your loved one or colleague?”

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The only way to stop using drug… is to stop using drugs.

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I’m prompted to respond to the news yesterday of President Obama’s visit to Atlanta to discuss drug policy, specifically heroin addiction and alternate prescribing such as methadone and suboxone. Obama: Addiction is a preventable disease By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 2228 GMT (0528 HKT) March 29, 2016 From left, Dr. Leana Wen, Crystal Oertle, Justin Luke Riley, President Obama and …

Dry January – 7 ways to be a successful “DryAthlete”:

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I’ve noticed a good many of my friends posting on Facebook and Tweeting about how they are attempting to remain Sober throughout January and then I saw that Cancer Research UK have launched a publicity drive for themselves and in an effort to help the British people recover from Xmas and the New Year Party they’re asking you to “Become a DryAthlete …

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6 ways to convince an Alcoholic / Addict to accept help

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Over my professional career as an Addiction Consultant, I’ve talked with thousands of family members about their loved one, who more often than not doesn’t have the same desire to change their drinking or drugging habits as the rest of their family would prefer. This has meant that over the years and indeed generations, far too many people who genuinely …

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12 Step Meetings – uncovered

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There are few places in the world where you’ll find more honesty, vulnerability, courage, and mutual support than in a 12-Step Fellowship Group meeting. The 12 Step meetings are an extremely important resource of someone’s recovery for two reasons. First, they’re effective. Millions of people have recovered through them. Second, they’re free and available around most of the world in …

Early Recovery Suggestions

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I’ve been speaking to a good number of clients recently who’ve been struggling with some of the aspects of their own expectations in early recovery, so I’ve compiled this list of goals and reminders for people with addictive disease and associated disorders, who may have recently graduated from rehab and are in early recovery. Accept that you have addictive illness, that you’re …

10 Suggestions for a Healthy Recovery

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I’ve been working One-On-One with a Gentleman with full blown addictions to drugs and alcohol recently and after my recent post titled “10 Suggestions For A Healthy Future” referencing how to beat an addictive compulsion when you’ve not crossed the line into addictive disease, he requested that I write a list for him. So, this is written for people in …

Robin Williams R.I.P.

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I awoke this morning to learn of the very sad passing of Robin Williams, apparently from suicide due to his depression. It was widely known that Robin Williams found recovery from his own addictions (cocaine and booze) after John Belushi’s tragic overdose, but perhaps less known that he had been struggling with relapse for the past 5 years, having checked …

Residential Alcohol or Drug Rehab Centre Questions

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The following are some good examples of questions you could be asking potential facilities to judge if they’re right for you or your loved one: Sober Aftercare helps clients and families serious about their recovery in the long run. This is a monthly programme and is used to support someone’s residential experience and to maintain his or her journey towards …