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helping-hand1Although I prefer the term Sober Life Coach, maybe some of you have instead herd of the term "sober companion."  One TV show on A&E in particular follows the lives and adventures of real-life sober companions.

Whether you call them sober coaches or companions, their functions are largely the same:  They help a person who is recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction to make right choices when everything inside them wants to make wrong choices.  A sober companion / coach works with you to develop a written recovery plan, helps you to implement that plan each week and holds you accountable for whether you're following it.  And he keeps track of where you're spending your time and what you're spending you're money on, so there is less temptation to spend your time or money on your addiction.

So our question today is simple:  Do YOU need a sober coach?  It's an important question since they, of course, cost money (Although most sober coaches charge several hundreds of dollars per week, our rates start at $40 a week and never go above $140).  Here are the people who ought to seriously consider the services of sober coaches or sober companions:

* If you feel like you can't control yourself enough to NOT spend your next paycheck on your addiction;
* If you want to get better but have no idea what the practical steps are;
* If you need someone to hold you accountable for your friends and hangouts;
* If you feel like your addiction needs something more intense than a sponsor / sponsee relationship;
* If you've sometimes considered in-residence rehab or a sober house but can't leave your current home;
Any of these reasons should cause you to consider the services of a sober coach.  And regarding the last item, many people find that pairing a sober coach WITH a recovery house is the ideal solution--that perfect combination that leaves them no room for error.  It starts them on the path to long-lasting recovery.

Call me if you'd like to discuss EITHER living in a sober house OR hiring a sober coach OR BOTH. My number is 317-210-FREE.


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