People who are struggling under the weight of a debilitating addiction have long tried many solutions with varying degrees of success. Twenty-four hour recovery coaching, also known as sober companionship, is a peer support model where the coach lives with and accompanies the client everywhere. Recovery companionship is a radical approach that is offering new hope to many who have not achieved sobriety through other methods.
Studies have shown that social support is a key factor in how well people adapt to living drug and alcohol free. When a newly abstinent person has the support of someone who is practiced at living sober, critical moments such as facing an open bar or dealing with a family conflict or relationship breakup become less threatening.
The process works because the recovery coach, usually someone with five or more years of sobriety, models for the client exactly how to deal with previously challenging situations without using. The coach shows the client, in real time, how to apply the principles and habits that were, or would be, learned in treatment.
Recovery coaches often use the principles and practices of various twelve step programs as guiding beacons in the world of daily choices and they share this practice with their clients. Coaches are flexible, more able to incorporate the client’s personal beliefs and priorities than traditional treatment can.
For now, this valuable tool is most available to clients who have the ability to pay for this round-the-clock support. Twenty-four hour recovery coaches, or a team of two coaches who each spend 12 hours with the client, are available for prices starting at around $5,000 per month, with companions to the famous or wealthy earning $1,000 per day or more.
For more information about finding a recovery coach in Fort Lauderdale, visit http://sober.com/directory/recovery+coaches/florida/page2.html.