A Sober Coach can be the difference in quality of life for recovering addicts or alcoholics.
OK, you got sober. Recently? A while ago? Either way, congratulations! You have, in all likelihood, extended your life!
How is that life going for you? Hopefully everything has fallen into place on all levels, and you are healthy, wealthy and wise. If not, then why not?
Many people achieve sobriety, only to find that their lives do not become as fulfilling as they had expected. A sustained feeling of failure can lead someone in recovery back to what they believed did work for them… the old life. “I was happier when I was loaded” becomes the replacement slogan, and we know that is a lie.
Every clear-headed, logically thinking individual knows that a life of drinking and drugging is certainly not a happy life. It is a dismal existence. But the addict’s mind works just a bit different than that of the “earthling”. I equate this thinking to the young person who leaves home to find his or her fame and fortune out there in the big world. When that does not work out very well, the thought changes to the possibility of returning to the “nest” where life was manageable. When the offspring returns home, he or she faces that old, restricted life under the parent’s rules. When the alcoholic or addict returns “home” he or she faces more devastation or death.
A sober coach often becomes the key to success.
The sober coach listens to all the wishes, dreams and aspirations of the client, and helps to assemble a series of definite plans to achieve a stated set of goals. Recovery coaches are generally tough, in a loving and caring way. They are trained to hold clients accountable to pursue their goals in a timely manner. Regular contact is mandatory and progress is essential. Sober coaches don’t allow much time for wallowing.
Life for the addict or alcoholic becomes organized, dedicated and a lot more interesting. Success stands a much better chance under the professional guidance of a sober coach. A rich life has always been measured by the journey, not the destination.
Dave Innis is a sober coach and resides in Massachusetts. He offers sober companion and coaching services nationally, working with clients in person or via phone, Skype and email. Dave can work with a client personally or refer out to obtain a better match, based on location, gender, etc. To read more about his services or to contact him, visit his website: http://www.daveinnis.com