Faith in Sobriety: The New Way to Recover
Faith in Sobriety, a Houston-based recovery program, uses an innovative recovery method-- called a Sober Coach--to help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction and learn to live with the new reality of sobriety. While the concept of a Sober Coach may not be widely known, this adjunct therapeutic approach has a growing following due to its successful outcome.
What is the Role of a Sober Coach?
A Sober Coach can act as a liaison between inpatient treatment and outpatient support systems. The Sober Coach plays a similar role of a sponsor in a 12-Step program--being there for the recovering person as a helping hand and as a role model for recovery. Faith in Sobriety has found that this unique one-on-one support makes it possible for clients to maintain sobriety with dignity. Staying sober is hard work initially, and a Sober Coach can help a client organize his or her life in a manner that stacks the deck in the favor of recovery.
Who Is the Sober Coach?
The Sober Coach is a successfully recovering alcoholic or drug addict who can offer strength and guidance for a Faith in Sobriety client. The end goal is for a client to reach his or her maximum potential and to help secure long-term recovery. The job of the Sober Coach is to facilitate this process and help each client work toward independence by establishing a plan and specific life goals. Then, the Sober Coach is initially a strong presence to assist the client in sticking to the plan. Gradually, the Sober Coach steps back so that the client can come forward and function independently.
Why Is Faith in Sobriety Different?
Faith in Sobriety places a high priority on the individual, and there is no rubber stamp for recovery in this highly successful program. While certain tried and true principles are employed, the administration and therapists involved can think outside the box in order to maximize a client's success. A Sober Coach, working one-on-one, has the autonomy and flexibility to give a client what he or she needs to remain sober to reach his or her goals.
This holistic approach combines the insistence on honesty and compliance from the client, a one-on-one relationship with a Sober Coach, and the supportive infrastructure of the Faith in Sobriety organization to help recovering people become healthier.
Go to faithinsobriety.com/ to learn more.