At Transcend, we have encountered clients who need more than a sober living environment can offer. In the spirit of forming a loving community that accepts anyone with the desire for increased wellness, we have sober companions that are able to meet these clients’ needs in a deep and impactful way.
Transcend provides a trained and experienced team of sober companions to assist our clients in developing and implementing a daily schedule. Transcend will provide knowledgeable referrals to clinical resources and maintain communication with treatment professionals throughout our clients’ recovery. Our sober companions are able to be with our clients up to 24/7 in the comfort of their own homes, in a location that we set up for them, or anywhere else in the world.
Our sober companions are men and women who have worked in addiction treatment for numerous years and have experience with co-occurring mental health issues. We will work to integrate our clients into the larger Transcend community so that our clients can feel the support of their peers.
The Transcend team, with a mix of licensed clinicians, CADC’s, and others will tailor design the program to help each client on an individual basis all with a clinical mindset.
What Is a Sober Companion?
A sober companion is someone who helps a client transition back into the routine of a healthy life. We at Transcend understand that this is a multilayered process that requires physical and emotional support. After all, each client is going through the process of developing a new sense of normalcy.
There is an immense level of difficulty associated with the transition. It must be navigated carefully so that the recovery effort can smoothly take its course. This kind of essential companionship is especially crucial for those who deal with a lonely living situation.
Transcend’s sober companions work assiduously to keep our clients on track. This process includes conversations, help with cravings, and offering a dependable source of motivation, care, and strength.
The arrangement tends to be on a live-in, on-call, or escort basis. There is greater control over the client’s living situation since the sober companion has the advantage of proximity. Therefore, there is an effective removal of triggers or substances.
Escort-based companions help prevent clients from relapsing as they travel to important locations, such as escorting clients to treatment centers around the world, work, sobriety meetings, or therapy sessions.
Who Are Sober Companions?
It takes a unique skill set for a person to be a capable sober companion. At Transcend, we ensure that we have the right people in the right place at the right time.
Transcend is highly committed to the holistic wellness of its clients. To this end, we go the extra mile to ensure that sober companions all embody the qualities below.
First, the companion must be someone who has displayed excellent sobriety. This person must be one who can understand the client and act most beneficially based on experience. Anyone who needs a sober companion requires understanding and support in equal measure.
Next, there is a sense of compatibility that is necessary. In other words, a sober companion is a person who must explicitly be able to identify with the client’s struggles personally. Additionally, a Transcend companion is one who can act appropriately in any context.
The next consideration is the development of a respectful leadership relationship. There are going to be times when the companion must confidently steer the client in the right direction. This process should never be completed with aggression or a lack of respect. Clients must always feel empowered during the recovery effort.
How Do Sober Companions Help You?
Transcend intends for its clients to feel supported as they walk down the sometimes arduous road to recovery. Therefore, the sober companion system aids in three in general areas.
The first is relapse prevention. There is a sense of physical support associated with the companionship system. Depending on the arrangement, this can take several different forms. For example, a client may feel susceptible to relapse during transit. Therefore, an escort companion would ensure that this does not happen. Similarly, a live-in sobriety companion proactively removes triggers and stands in the way of addiction.
Next, emotional support is provided to whatever extent the client needs. Recovery can become a tedious mental battle, especially when people feel demotivated, unloved, invalidated, etc. Unfortunately, there are not many people who can listen from a non-judgmental perspective. The Transcend sober companion program provides this listening ear in spades, and it even involves discussion and counseling at the primary level.
Finally, the companion fills the role of an accountability partner. This function may involve developing a friendship with the client to create that extra sense of motivation since there is someone to stay clean for. Eventually, abstinence becomes the norm, and the client can function optimally.
Is a Sober Companion Right for Me?
Though we have a crop of excellent sober companions, we also want to be confident that the program is right for the client. Deciding how much you need companionship in recovery depends on the specifics of your situation.
Clients require support at different levels, and this is the reason that the companionship offering exists in various forms. For example, a client may be fine at home but may have reservations on the road or a client may seek 24/7 sober companion care for a period of time.
We at Transcend want you to remember that no man is an island. Humans are social creatures, and it is normal for you to rely on others for support and encouragement. Of course, we are willing to provide this for you in whatever way you may need it.
We would also advise you to contact us so we may discuss how applicable the program is and how it can optimally meet your needs.
Are There Sober Companions Near Me?
The answer is yes. Although Transcend is based in Los Angeles, we have sober companions across the country and most are willing to travel to you. So whether you live in Orange County, California, or Memphis, Tennessee, Transcend can service your needs. We believe that nothing should get in the way of the sense of community that is imperative to a successful recovery.
Transcend is a premier choice for a sober companion for anyone, anywhere in the world and we are always ready to help new and existing clients.
Interested in a sober companion? Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.