If you or a loved one is struggling with or has struggled with addiction and sobriety in the past, you may have come across the term “sobriety companion” and not have been sure exactly what it meant. While the name seems pretty straightforward, the value that a sobriety companion can bring to your long-term recovery is incalculable. 

 

You may be thinking “I have a sober buddy who helps me, why do I need this” and while having sober friends can be a vital aspect to a lot of people’s recovery, a sobriety companion is someone who goes above and beyond to ensure that you are staying on the straight and narrow. 

 

Enough chit-chat, let’s get into what value a sobriety companion will bring on a day-to-day basis. 

The Day-to-Day of Having a Sobriety Companion

It is important to note that all situations are different and what one person needs from a sobriety companion may be completely different than what someone else needs. That said, a few of the problems that everyone will struggle with, especially in the first few months of sobriety, is the temptations and urges to use again. 

 

This is where a sobriety companion can help. When you are in these weak moments and feel as though you are going to turn back to drugs or alcohol, a sobriety companion will be there in person or over the phone to ensure that you don’t fall victim to addiction again. 

 

While a residential rehab and an intensive outpatient program can be great for helping to establish the initial sobriety period, the addiction experts at these facilities can’t follow you around to ensure that you are sticking to the program. A sobriety companion provides help to those that need to get back to their regular daily lives and can even help those who are traveling for things like an out-of-town business meeting, family tragedies, and even vacation. 

 

Whatever the case is, a sobriety companion can help you. Again, everyone’s situation will look different, for some that could mean a call at the beginning and end of the day to ensure that they were okay throughout, for others that means relying on their sobriety companion only in times of need.

 

Now, how do you go about finding a sobriety companion?

Finding a Sobriety Companion

If you are newly sober, or maybe long-term sober, and think it may be beneficial to get the help of a sober companion, there are a few things that you should look for.

 

First of all, you want to ensure that the service you are looking into is backed by a legitimate organization and isn’t some sort of Craig’s List situation. Sober companion programs through actual treatment facilities will utilize verified addiction treatment methods to ensure that clients get the help they need. 

 

Furthermore, it can be a good idea to look for sober companions near you. Finding someone or a group of people in your area can make the situation easier and hold you more accountable than a virtual companion program.

 

These are just a couple of things to be aware of. But, if you are looking for help in the Arizona area, our team at Cornerstone Healing Center can help you today. 

Cornerstone’s Sober Companion Program

Cornerstone Healing Center is a drug and alcohol treatment program that offers help for all individuals suffering from addiction or a dual diagnosis. At Cornerstone, we offer a Sober Companion Program that can help all those who are struggling with motivation or relapse problems. 

 

Give our team a call today to learn more about how we can help you.

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