The Sober Coach Model… it’s not just for alcoholics any more.

A sober coach is a specialized recovery professional who works with his or her clients on a close, personal basis. They offer guidance and support to people who need a helping hand to stay sober. The best sober coaches are the ones who have overcome their drinking or drugging problem and who can speak from experience.

When we return home we find family dynamics, work place dynamics, drugs and alcohol available in a convenient familiar places.

Three reasons to employ a sober coach

  1. 80% of people who go to a treatment center to stop drinking or drugging (or other self destructive behaviors) end up relapsing. That does not mean that treatment centers are failing it just means that it is quite helpful to use a sober coach to help with the transition from treatment center to home. If you have spent $30,000 to $100,000 or more on treatment centers a sober coach will help to protect your investment
  2. Put to work what you learned in The treatment center and expand on it. Treatment centers might be likened to training camp, that is a great start but if you don’t use it and the development and practice of your recovery fitness needs to continue if you are to stay sober and the coach can help you put that.
  3. How do I do this? Moving from knowledge to action. Creating and acting on your recovery plan can be overwhelming. Where do I get started?… How do I stay on track?… What do I do when I have a set back? How do I know when I am getting it? A sober coach can help you answer all of these questions.

You don’t have to live this way anymore and you don’t have to do this alone.


Working one on one, a recovery plan can be highly customized, with healthy habits practiced in the home, work and community. Their is a great deal of minutia that can be difficult to navigate, this is where a sober coach becomes priceless. Essential to recovery is a balance, balance in the four main components to recovery: psychologically, physically, spiritually, and socially.

This model also works for those with mental illness, even though there may not be a drug , alcohol or other self destructive habit.