Sober Transport can be provided to individuals needing to travel from home to drug and alcohol rehab centers, residential treatment programs, detox facilities or sober living houses for addiction recovery. Sober Transport, and Live-In Sober Companion Services can be provided to those leaving the Addiction Treatment program to go home or into an aftercare program.
A lot can happen between the time that an addict agrees to go to inpatient treatment and the day they are expected to leave. Sober Companions are highly skilled in motivational conversation techniques, holistic therapeutic techniques and have the exceptional coaching skills necessary to successfully get clients to follow through with their expectations.
Client transportation services are provided by a Traveling Sober Companion. For some obvious reasons (and some not so obvious), transportation can be a hurdle in the life of a newly abstinent person. Whether the client is interested in maintaining an ongoing recovery or just needs to stay abstinent for a period of time, getting from A to B can be a real obstacle.
Parents may need to transport adolescents from their home or detox directly to a residential treatment facility. Often, the parents of a recovering teen have their hands full - there's no time left to take a trip across the country to ensure their son or daughter makes it safely to a healing environment.
Sometimes, a client must get from home and/or work to an outpatient treatment, five days per week. In such cases, we can provide whatever level of assistance you require:
a. door-to-door service with an Sober Companion for a willing client; b. medically supervised, cross-country transport (we have registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and a Medical Doctor available for such cases);
Sober Transport Team Client transportation across the state, across the county and overseas can be provided to the addiction treatment center.
Transportation of a client to and from business meetings, attorney visits, physician and therapy appointments, social functions...even from the jailhouse to the halfway house.
Whether you are a client in need, a parent, a business partner, or a caring professional, you can rest assured that your sober transportation needs will be met by a traveling Sober Escort.
Ensuring a drug-free environment is one key element of the Traveling Sober Companion role - this includes hotel rooms, private or commercial airplane cabins, buses, trains, trailers, personal vehicles, etc.
A great weight is taken off the mind of a caring parent who knows that their child will be cared for during the journey to a new life. Adolescent-oriented services are available at any time; just let us know where they are and where they need to go.
Those resistant to remaining abstinent from drugs and/or alcohol, benefit greatly from the presence of a constant companion who simply will not allow a relapse. With a resistant client, or one who will require a group of specialists to provide transportation, check out the service.
Traveling to or from a Treatment Program Some Treatment centers insists that all their clients are escorted into treatment. After an intervention, a family member or loved one may need the assistance of a Sober Companion to help get the client to the treatment center.
Sober Companions work with treatment centers, families, loved-ones, interventionists, business corporations, lawyers, insurance companies, underwriters, film studios, television studios, record music labels, agents, publicists, Human Resource departments, athletes, and all concerned parties to insure that clients get either to or from a rehab treatment center discreetly, safely, without using or relapsing.
Sober Companions will be supporting, encouraging and motivational. We will insure that you or your loved-one will remain motivated, mindful and encouraged during this critical transition process.
If you or a loved one needs to transition between treatment centers or to another level of care, a qualified Sober Companion can be provided between care providers. Transitioning between the structured environment of a rehab, residential treatment facility to an aftercare facility, halfway house, sober house etc. is often traumatic for someone on the early road to addiction recovery. Sober Companions are here to help assure that the process takes place without any incident or the potential for relapse.
Returning Home From Treatment? Following a primary or a secondary term of treatment; an individual may feel overwhelmed with the idea of returning home. Individuals leaving treatment often express a sincere desire to stay clean and sober, but most fail during their first few days outside of a structured treatment center or rehab setting.
Despite the fact that treatment programs(rehab facilities) do their very best to prepare your loved one for the day they are discharged, the fact of the matter is that over 70% of individuals leaving a treatment program will relapse in the first 3 months. And over 55% relapse within the first few days of being discharged from a treatment facility.
We will provide a Sober Companion that will escort the client home and stay as long as needed to assist the client with the arduous task of adjusting to life outside of a treatment facility. The goal is always to get our client re-acclimated and remain as long as needed to guide them down the road to a successful recovery from addiction.
Addiction Transport Team There are times when the client wants to get where they need to go to (treatment, court, meetings, work, and home).
Then, there are those folks who are resistant to going where they need to go. Regardless of the obvious consequences, there are clients who will not voluntarily get on a plane or in a car.
For situations like these, the Sober Transport Team is used.
You may have seen video images of this service in portrayals of adolescents being carried off to a tough love school in the middle of the night. Such images are disturbing, but no more disturbing than the effects of the disease of addiction.
Ordinarily, state and federal laws will prevent putting hands on a client. But there are client (such as an unwilling adolescent or a mentally ill or physically ill adult) for whom this type of transportation is the only way to get them to safety.
The Sober Transport Team does not use violence, but uses strong restraint and works as a team.
With an adolescent, parents must sign a release allowing transport by any means necessary.
With an adult, there will be no use of any force unless either the client has requested it or is so incapacitated by his disease that another person is executing their power of attorney. In such cases, a nurse practitioner must be part of the team. It is entirely possible that the client will experience acute withdrawal during travel, and the job is to safely transport the client.
Even when the client is physically strong, the intimidating presence of large, strong, and patient men will often deflate the client's desire to fight.
The simplest technique in the book is piling on. Piling on means exactly what it says: while the client is sleeping and before the client knows what's happening, there are 600-plus pounds of humanity piled across his limbs and torso, with a Sober Transport Team member right in his face. If we encounter no compliance, the client will be restrained and walked straight into the SUV. From there, he is taken wherever he needs to be transported.
This service is extreme, as it is expensive. If flying is involved, it becomes much more expensive because you cannot take an unwilling person on a commercial airline flight. When necessary, we arrange for charter jet service.
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