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Why did my drug rehab not keep me sober?


Comparison of Typical Drug Rehab vs. Sober on Demand

If you’ve had any experience with a traditional rehab experience, you’ve either had one of two impressions: One, you loved it and it fostered your growth, or two, it just wasn’t what you were looking for. If you’re in the latter group, you’re not alone! That takeaway is surprisingly common.

Let’s look at the statistics around rehab. Up to 85% of people relapse within a year after rehab, every two out of three people who enter will return to drug use within weeks of beginning, and 48% of people who enter rehab don’t complete it. Those are some worrying numbers, right?

Now, this isn’t to downplay anyone who has found success in rehab, all power to them, but it does show a problem that’s worth addressing. People should have a second option – an alternative to drug and alcohol treatment centers that’s safe and reliable. This is where Sober on Demand comes in.

Before any alarm bells ring about the word “alternative” against the status quo, rest assured that this isn’t your friend’s uncle recommending some sketchy remedies for your very real issues. Sober on Demand is an organization led by some of the greatest minds in the field of addiction recovery.

They use scientifically backed approaches that prioritize the individual over anything else and have only had resounding success. If you’re still unsure, It helps to think of it as an option B to traditional rehab.  So, that only leads one to question, “well if it’s an option B, what are the differences?”

Well from the get-go, there’s a fundamental difference in approach. Traditional rehab centers treat the addiction itself as the problem. They focus on coping mechanisms to battle addiction and also generally cover the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects around it. By the end of rehab, you’re left with ways to manage the addiction rather than “cure” it.

Sober on Demand on the other hand treats addiction a bit differently. Rather than saying the addiction itself is the problem, they instead treat it as the solution to the problem. Not a healthy solution mind you, but a solution. So instead, they focus on finding that root problem and addressing it. Similar to traditional rehab, they also cover the emotional, mental, and spiritual sides of addiction, but add in a new element: the chemical aspect. They utilize modernized brain chemistry and neurotransmitter imbalance analysis methods to best address the issues that you may be facing.

Speaking of treatment, there is some difference there as well. For one, there’s the matter of flexibility. Rehab often relies on some methods that, to their credit, are structured albeit a bit stilted. You’re often saddled with groups, required to come in when they ask and do what’s needed, or required to stay in their facility for 30+ days on some occasions. However, when it comes to Sober on Demand, there’s a bit more flexibility there.

First and foremost, there is no “group” activity. The focus is on you and you alone. The care is catered specifically to your strengths and weaknesses and what you need. Their philosophy only dictates that you do as much. It’s so much easier to give general blanket coping mechanisms to battle symptoms rather than try to come up with a blanket solution to each person’s unique issue. This individualized approach also extends to availability.

They meet the client where they are, rather than vice versa. Heck, they’ve worked with celebrities left and right, and there’s no issue meeting at someone’s home, hotel, tour bus, virtually, heck, you name it! When it comes to intensive care, there are plenty of medical and holistic modalities that they utilize catered specifically to you. Yoga, fitness, life coaching, recovery coaching, nutraceuticals, nutrition, diet, medication – the list goes on and it’s all dependent on what the client needs. Essentially the difference is whether you prefer specialized care catered to you and your issues, or a blanket approach meant to address a group.

Where Sober on Demand does go above and beyond is in options beyond their on-the-ground care. If you wanted to do some in-home detoxing, traditional rehab centers wouldn’t be able to provide much help, but Sober on Demand can accommodate! They provide concierges to ensure the process goes smoothly.

If you need a sober companion, they can provide one! For those who don’t know, a sober companion is essentially an individual who can keep you on the right path in general life. Whether it be live-in or for an event, they’ll help you remain sober. Not only that, but they’re incredibly reliable and safe when it comes to providing sober companions.

In order to be a companion for Sober on Demand, you’d need to be sober for at least five years and professionally certified. This isn’t required by many other services if any! To make the deal better, they also personality match you and your companion to ensure that there’s no tension whatsoever, with a vetting process beforehand to be extra safe. So, you can rest assured that the care you’re getting is top tier.

Finally, there’s a difference in expertise. Rehab, in general, can be hit or miss, often causing some patients to feel as though they know more than the person instructing them or just a general lack of faith in their expertise. However, there’s only one Sober on Demand, and they’re one of the premiere programs that you just can’t compare.

Cali Estes leads the organization and is the head honcho when it comes to all things addiction coaching. For one she has 25 years of experience as a therapist, life coach, addictions coach, recovery coach, and wellness guru. She’s been featured in so many magazines, tv shows, and radio stations it’s hard to count, and just so happens to be a best-selling author to boot.

She also surrounds herself with a team of experts that’s simply mind-blowing. Physicians, wellness experts, a brain health extraordinaire, there are just so many brilliant minds all contributing to Sober on Demand, it’s hard not to be impressed. Though, the decision is ultimately up to the individual. If they prefer a traditional rehab experience, they can pursue those! Heck, you could even combine the two, as – for example – Sober on Demand offers sober companions for post-rehab care as well. The most important takeaway is that no matter the choice, you should prioritize the care that will best suit what you need.