How Can a Sober Coach Help Addiction? - Howcast

How Can a Sober Coach Help Addiction?

Learn what a sober coach is from Dr. Paul Hokemeyer in this Howcast video.

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A sober coach is a person who helps a person who's in recovery, typically a person who's newly in recovery, newly sober manage the day-to-day details of their life. So we know that addictions are chaotic. They cause people to have a lot of chaos in their life. They cause them to not have structure in their life. They cause them to not meet a lot of their responsibilities in life.

So a sober coach is a person who comes into the person who's in recovery's life and helps them manage the details of their life. Maybe figure out how to have a budget. Figure out how to go to meetings. Figure out when to take their medication. Figure out how to apply for a job. So it's really, basically about the day-to-day mechanics of the person's life in recovery.

In my experience, the best sober coaches are people who are not a close friend or not somebody who's in your family. Typically, these are people who are professionals, who have an objective approach to you and your situation. There isn't all the emotional baggage that's typically tied up with family members and friends who have experienced you in your addiction.

So a sober coach is somebody who's really outside that, who comes in from the outside who helps you manage the details of your life. In my experience, the best people who are sober coaches are people who are sober themselves and have been sober for a significant period of time.

So again, it's important that you pick somebody who's not within your family and not within your close circle of friends to be your sober coach.

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