WHAT ARE SOBER COACHES?
- June 1, 2018
A sober coach is certified treatment professional that is akin to a personal trainer, but who, instead of focusing on getting clients into shape, focuses on helping them maintain their sobriety. Sober coaches are often used after the completion of a residential treatment program, where a patient is in need of more oversight and guidance than can be provided through informal outpatient programs.
Sober coaches can be very expensive, costing up to $1000 a day, so it is important for potential clients to evaluate whether the services provided will actually justify those costs. The typical services provided by a sober coach include:
- Daily communication and personal connection
- Accountability and inspiration to maintain one’s sobriety
- Tips to create and maintain healthy habits
- Assistance with setting both short-term and long-term goals
- Help with the development of coping mechanisms and other recovery skills
- Advice on other treatment options
Where individuals are fortunate enough to have a supportive family that can meet some of these needs, sober coaching may not be worse the expense. For those who do not have such resources, however, sober coaches can be incredibly beneficial in helping those in recovery avoid relapse.
If you are growing concerned that you or someone you love may be developing a substance addiction, you should discuss your options with a certified addiction treatment specialist at the earliest opportunity. Substance addiction is a progressive disease that only strengthens over time.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 and find out whether our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be right for you.