Sober Companion: Keeping On the Straight and Narrow

Q: What can I do if my circumstances won’t allow me to attend treatment?
A: A sober companion is a clinician who provides one-on-one services 24 hours a day.

On occasion, an individual may not be able to enter treatment right away. For example, the best treatment center may not have an open bed that’s immediately available, or travel arrangements may need to be made. Sometimes, entering a treatment center may not always be the best option at all.

An extended absence for treatment may jeopardize a career, privacy, or reputation. In such a case, Drew Horowitz & Associates will provide a sober companion – an experienced clinician who will provide a very high level of personal and discrete services 24 hours a day.

Sober companion services are also designed for those who are in situations where any additional recovery support may be needed. An example would be a business person who needs to travel to Las Vegas to attend a trade conference or meet with potential clients. A sober companion will stay with an individual to assist in their recovery without taking them out of their day-to-day life.

Drew Horowitz & Associates has designed the sober companion program specifically for these types of individuals:

  • Individuals waiting for treatment center beds to become available
  • Those in the process of making travel arrangements for treatment
  • Business persons traveling for work purposes
  • Professional-level corporate and financial executives
  • Entertainment professionals with a high level of public visibility
  • Government officials and politicians
  • Any circumstance requiring a high level of personal recovery support

Drew Horowitz & Associates maintains a residential apartment for individuals who need a safe place with 24/7 care and support while waiting to get into a treatment center or needing intensive one-on-one support. Our two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is located near downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and provides a custom experience for those who may not be able to immediately enroll in an addiction treatment program.

Drew Horowitz’s  sober companions are experienced clinicians who provide  recovery support on an intensive one-on-one basis. Sober companion services are always provided with the highest level of discretion and privacy, and will always be rendered with compassion, respect, and professionalism.

(Disclaimer: Sober companion services are not intended to replace residential treatment)

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    How does a sober companion remain discrete in business situations?

    A Drew Horowitz & Associates sober companion is highly experienced at conducting all interactions with discretion, privacy, and professionalism.

    A sober companion will remain at an individual’s side 24 hours a day. They will attend business meetings, events and meals for the duration of their assignment. The sober companion will naturally be present along with business associates and clients, which will warrant an introduction.

    Most often, a sober companion will be presented as a business associate, work colleague, or friend. The true purpose of the sober companion is never revealed to those they meet under any circumstances. A sober companion will never create any situation causing embarrassment. The purpose of a sober companion is to discretely support recovery and protect from relapse while an individual attends to their daily responsibilities.

    In 2018, over 67,000 people died from drug overdoses and another 88,000 people died of alcohol-related causes.

    The death toll from addiction is staggering. Statistically speaking, every drink or drug that we put into our bodies increases our risk of death by incredible numbers. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, get help now. There is help not just for addiction, but for the emotional and physical pain that creates that drive to keep drinking and using.

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