For many addicts and alcoholics who come to treatment, returning home after a residential treatment program can be stressful and difficult. Some people find themselves back in the same settings and lifestyles that they were in before getting sober. Many come into contact with triggers and stressors that have the potential to threaten their recovery.
Residential treatment is a safe, drug-free environment, and for some, their home or work environments are not. Merely returning to one's hometown can be enough to trigger someone into a relapse based on the associations they have made with that particular place. While residential treatment is a safe and eventually comfortable place to be, it is never a permanent situation, and real life must continue once a residential treatment program is completed.
There are individuals who can assist you with your slow transition from residential treatment into regular daily life. Sober companions are trained professionals who can take each step of reintegration with you, offering support and guidance along the way. They can accompany you at home, to work, to social events, or at an array of other stressful and triggering times.
The Hills Treatment Center offers a team of sober coaches that are available to assist those in recovery with the demands and obligations of daily life. Sober companions can accompany you as frequently as you wish, and may prove to be the difference between life and death. Clients in this phase of their recovery are also encouraged to connect with a sponsor and establish a close relationship with that person in order to enhance the daily maintenance of their sobriety.
As a recovering addict or alcoholic themselves, your sober companion completely understands the discomfort, trials and tribulations of early recovery. Companions can play a crucial role in your achieving, strengthening and maintaining your sobriety.
Those who work as sober companions at The Hills Treatment Center can be helpful tools in guiding the newly sober individual along this pivotal period in their lives and illuminate the path to recovery and a sober life that unfolds before them.