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How do I find a sober coach?2020-08-25T18:48:38-04:00

The biggest online directory for sobriety coaches and recovery coaches is The Recovery Coach Locator and it has over 25 different types of coaches in all facets of addiction. You should always ask if they are certified, insured and bonded.

Why does traditional drug and alcohol treatment fail?2020-08-21T10:58:39-04:00

Most substance use disorder treatment facilities fail because they are not customized to the client. In a 30 day residential stay you may receive 4 hours total of individual therapy and that is not enough to tackle your addiction root cause issues. Also, most traditional treatment centers are based on the Minnesota Model which is 12 step absence based ‘give your will up to God’ concept,  and they do not utilize the science we have today, like The Brain Health Recovery Method to help heal the neurotransmitters in your brain that have been damaged by drugs and alcohol.

Can addiction treatment center come to me?2020-08-21T10:57:55-04:00

Yes. Sober on Demand can bring our private medical detox unit and addiction professionals like recovery coaches, sobriety coaches, sober companions, and addiction counseling services right to your doorstep. We can also handle mental health issues like anxiety, depression ADD, and more. We offer a holistic approach with yoga, personal training services, and even The Recovery Brain Health Method to help heal your body inside and out, with a complete package of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and chemical healing.

Why does in-home addiction treatment work?2020-08-21T10:57:17-04:00

Simply put, having an addiction treatment team come to you makes the difference. Recovering from drugs, alcohol or mental illness in your home surroundings is the easiest and most effective way to get your life back.  By allowing the Sober on Demand team to assist you in your real-world environment you will handle triggers and vices as they arise in real-time and learn real-life coping mechanisms, unlike the fantasy role play that you did in the inpatient drug and alcohol treatment setting.

Can I detox at home?2020-08-21T10:56:20-04:00

Yes. Private medical detox is available at home for drugs and alcohol, food addiction, and more. A medical team will join you at your home, hotel, or place of work to help you come off the drugs, alcohol, sugar, and other substances that are plaguing your system. Vitamins, supplements, and more are key after a medical detox to restore your body balance and neurotransmitter brain balance.

What are addiction cravings?2020-08-21T10:55:40-04:00

Cravings are desires for a specific thing, they are both chemical and emotional. This means if you are craving heroin, you are looking for a dopamine rush to the brain chemically or physically, but emotionally you may want to escape the situation you are in at the moment. It is important to deal with both emotional and physical cravings and also the neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain by using ProrecoveryRx.

What are the symptoms of detoxing?2020-08-21T10:55:10-04:00

Detox symptoms can vary depending on what drugs and alcohol have been introduced into your system. There are Acute and Post Acute withdrawal symptoms that you can experience, depending on which drugs and alcohol and how much you have consumed.  Acute withdrawal is intense, lasts 3-7 days, and can be life-threatening if not detoxed properly by the correct medical professionals. Post-acute withdrawal is after the acute symptoms have passed and more latent, longer-lasting but less intense symptoms are present.

How does addiction affect the brain?2020-08-21T10:54:33-04:00

It depends on your drug of choice. If you use opiates like heroin, oxycontin, and hydrocodone for example it depletes your dopamine in your brain and destroys your neurotransmitters. Drugs like cocaine, speed, and methamphetamine increase the production of dopamine and then deplete it as well. You must detox and then start to heal your brain from all the damage otherwise you will continue to use drugs and alcohol.

Why do most addiction treatment centers have a high failure rate?2020-08-21T10:53:07-04:00

Most inpatient drug addiction and alcohol addiction treatment centers fail because they are all basic cookie cutter programs. This means everyone gets the same group therapy (up to 5 hours a day) and 1-2 hours of individual counseling per week. This simply does not work as clients need intensive therapy to get to the root cause of their issues and fast. In addition, inpatient treatment programs force you to cut off all communication with your loved ones and any connection you have to the outside world which simply sets you up for failure when you leave. You need customized care in your own location and space.

Can addiction be treated?2020-08-21T10:52:24-04:00

Yes. Addiction can be treated in many different ways. Therapy, Coaching, Brain Health, Cannabis, MAT,  Nutrition, and Fitness. The old school method is white-knuckling with 100% abstinence the 12 steps method, but we have progressed since 1940 and have a lot of scientific methodologies around helping drug and alcohol addicts heal emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and chemically in their brain.

What is an effective drug and alcohol treatment place?2020-08-21T10:51:43-04:00

Effective addiction and mental health treatment are truly tailored to the individual with measurable outcomes. For some, this includes 12 steps, recovery coaching, detox, therapy, and even medication management and cutting edge brain health and neurotransmitter therapies. The most successful treatment centers are not able to provide tailored treatment so concierge in person at-home treatment is the best option.

What is a private addiction treatment retreat?2020-08-21T10:51:02-04:00

A retreat is an addiction treatment program that has holistic modalities involved, including massage, yoga, personal training, nutrition, supplements are more. This can also include a strong spiritual aspect, one on one counseling, private life coach, private chef, and set in a beautiful location destination. Usually open to only one or two people at a time.

Do you need to be certified to be a sober companion?2020-08-21T10:45:55-04:00

While there is no state or federal guideline, you should have 5 years of sobriety, be bonded, and insured with experience. The Addictions Academy has offered the first national certification and credential as a certified sober companion.

What is the difference between a sober companion and a sponsor?2020-08-21T10:45:14-04:00

A 12 step sponsor is a peer that offers free, peer-driven support. A sober companion is a trained, certified, insured, and bonded professional individual that will assist from a professional standpoint and offer guidance, life skills, trigger management and assist with other duties. Sponsors have no real formal training other than having experienced an addiction, whereas certified sober companions have the lived experience as well both also have formal and professional training.

What is the difference between a Sober Companion and a Therapist?2020-08-21T10:44:34-04:00

A sober companion is with you in person in your space (home, office, hotel) and for a specific length of time, usually 24 hours to 3 plus months, and can travel with you nationally and internationally. A therapist will meet you in their office for 1 hour at a time to discuss your issues or work by phone or the internet. Therapists are licensed and sober companions are nationally certified, insured, and bonded.

What is a Sober Companion?2020-08-21T10:43:56-04:00

An individual that has 5 years of sobriety, is bonded, insured, and certified. They can live in with you 24/7 and accompany you to events, work, gym, grocery, meetings, outings, and more and help you stay sober as you re-enter your life and the workforce. They can also accompany you as a sober escort to an event like a wedding, business meeting, or short term event where a high-risk situation like drugs, alcohol, or sex will be present. A sober companion will help you overcome triggers, install coping skills, assist with budget/finance, daily living duties, and even help with anxiety, depression, mental health issues, and eating disorders.

Do I Need a Sober Companion?2020-08-21T10:43:15-04:00

Most people that are just coming out of an inpatient facility can benefit from a 24/7 sober companion service that lives with them in their home for a period of time, usually 3-6 months. You can also hire a sober companion to drive you or accompany you to a high-risk event like a wedding, concert, meeting, or work function. If you have drug or alcohol tendencies and want extra support or even suffer from anxiety, an eating disorder or you are struggling to reintegrate into life, you can benefit from a sober companion.

What is compulsive buying disorder?2020-08-21T10:42:12-04:00

This CBD is the term assigned to shopping addiction. Professionals use this term to describe an individual that is obsessed with buying items despite negative consequences in personal and professional life.

How do I know if I have a shopping problem?2020-08-21T10:41:39-04:00

If you are in debt, keep shopping, obsess on shopping, buy things only to return them after the newness wears off and your behavior is affecting your relationships, work, and mental health you probably need professional help.

How can I stop compulsive shopping?2020-08-21T10:40:55-04:00

Shopping is a process addiction that’s considered compulsory in nature.  You need to break the chemical, mental, and emotional ties of shopping to be able to fully recover from a shopping addiction.  Seeking professional advice that can help you combat all areas is key. Just tearing up credit cards and telling others you are ‘on a shopping diet’ is not enough, professional help is a must.

What is a shopping addiction?2020-08-21T10:40:11-04:00

Shopping addiction is a process addiction that occurs with an impulse control disorder component and it is defined as the overindulgence in ordering items online or in stores. Guilt, shame, remorse, and feelings of low self-worth are common after a shopping spree, as the serotonin and dopamine pathways in the brain are depleted.

Is online gaming addictive?2020-08-21T10:39:23-04:00

Yes, very. The games are designed to boost serotonin and dopamine (the happy chemicals) in the brain and to hijack the neurotransmitters to get you to play longer and more often. The reward pathways in the brain are rewarded with a leveling up in the game, a gold star or even a monetary marker to get you to keep going in the game.

Is the internet addictive?2020-08-21T10:38:36-04:00

Yes, the internet can become very addictive and it is currently a process addiction labeled in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5). Internet activities flood the brain pathways with dopamine and serotonin (the happy chemicals) and when you do not engage in these activities, the brain craves them, and the neurotransmitters are depleted. This results in depression and anxiety, similar to a drug or alcohol withdrawal.

Can social media make me feel lonely?2020-08-21T10:37:56-04:00

Yes, there are several studies that suggest social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, TickTock, and Twitter can make you feel lonely and depressed. Your online persona and the real person you are can be very different and when you face your real-life world, the one online can seem more intriguing and fun. Plus you feel disconnected when most of your Facebook ‘friends’ are people you have probably never met in real life.

How do I fix my food addiction?2020-08-21T10:36:15-04:00

Food addiction is emotional, mental, and chemical. You need to address all three components to successfully handle any addiction to food or any external substance. Sugar is the hardest to kick and you might want to take a supplement that will decrease cravings while you detox chemically and physically but you will still need food addiction coaching and nutritional therapy to keep the addiction under control.

What is a sugar detox?2020-08-21T10:20:23-04:00

Sugar and heroin have almost the same chemical makeup. When you stop eating sugar, your body will go into a detox. You will experience withdrawal symptoms similar to a drug detox and these include headaches, irritability, insomnia, foggy brain, nausea, restless legs, exhaustion, emotional crying, achy joints, and more. A sugar detox can be managed with some neurotransmitter supplements.

What is Nutritional Therapy?2020-08-21T10:19:39-04:00

Nutritional therapy is creating real health through healthy food choices and lifestyle changes. Establishing an understanding of what nutrients are and what they provide for our body and utilizing Food as Medicine. Working together as a team with your Nutritional coach or nutritional therapist to set goals that will bring you to a healthy weight, provide more energy, greater mental clarity, and get you to achieve your optimum level of health.

Am I addicted to food?2020-08-21T10:18:44-04:00

If you physically crave sweets, carbs, processed foods, and think about how and when you can get them, you might be addicted to food. Eating large quantities of food or eating when you are not hungry but emotional (sad, happy, angry, bored, etc) can be signs of food addiction. AND if you use food as a reward system, a punishment system, or even ‘eat your feelings’ you may have an eating disorder and should seek professional help.

Can a recovery coach help me?2020-08-21T10:18:02-04:00

Yes. Recovery coaches meet the client where they are and help the client build the best life possible. If ‘doing life on life’s terms’; has you stressed out, recovery coaching and sober coaching is for you.

What is a sober coach?2020-08-21T10:16:58-04:00

A sober coach is a person in long term recovery that is certified, bonded and insured and is able to help other people find that path to not using drugs and alcohol. Most sober coaches will work hourly and some work around the clock 24/7 live in.  Sober coaches use a strengths-based system of recovery rooted in creating an action plan and creating a fulfilling life.

What is a Recovery Coach?2020-08-21T10:14:03-04:00

A recovery coach is a person in long term recovery that is certified, bonded and insured and is able to help other people give up using drugs and alcohol. They utilize a powerful, proactive, and solution-based private guidance system that can enable the client to achieve a level of clarity and understanding that might otherwise NOT be attained through traditional addiction treatment or drug rehab style environments.

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