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Our Staff often use the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a go-to resource to study addiction treatment.

- Addiction and Counseling
- Addiction and Infectious Diseases
- Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders
- Multiple Needs of Addicts and Alcoholics in Early Recovery
- Treatment Plan Specifics
- Adequate Treatment Period
- Drug Replacement Therapy
- Relapse During Treatment
- Long-Term Addiction Recovery
- Medical Detox
- No Single Treatment Works For All Addicts
- Treatment Must Be Readily Available
- Voluntary Addiction Treatment Is Not A Requirement For Success


How do we define an adequate period of time for treatment when every case of addiction is unique?

In their Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment, NIDA indicates that the appropriate duration for an individual depends on his or her problems and needs. Research indicates that for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment.

Many of our clients are people who either cannot or will not devote a minimum of 3 months of their lives to a residential treatment facility. And remember this: the National Institutes of Health clearly state 3 months is the minimum requirement to reach a threshold of significant improvement.

In many cases, a client has family or business needs which make devoting this much time away from home seem an impossibility. In addition, many treatment centers seem more than happy to provide their services for 28 to 30 days - flying in the face of the truth all treatment professionals know: a month in a facility, often far away from home, simply does not balance the damage created by years and years of substance abuse.

The NIDA goes on to say that because people often leave treatment prematurely, programs should include strategies to engage and keep patients in treatment. At Sober Champion, we believe a treatment facility truly invested in your recovery ought to consider a Sober Companion as Phase 3 or Phase 4 of their treatment model. A newly recovering addict or alcoholic dramatically increases his chances for longer-term abstinence by retaining a Sober Coach to facilitate transition back homd.

When a patient returns home after treatment, how is that patient supposed to incorporate everying they learned in treatment into their everyday lives? How is the patient supposed to know where to find the best 12-Step meetings and the best local caring professionals? How effective can a newly abstinent person be at navigating the storms of family, work and health needs on his or her own?

Additional treatment can produce prodigious and long-lasting progress toward recovery.

The Sober Companion is the only professional substance abuse treatment that allows a patient to remain successful at home in all areas of his or her life. There is no way to create a new, healthy family dynamic while the patient remains in a facility, and no possible way of re-patterning the patient's brain to experience success in all the areas where the patient has previously experienced only failure.

Because we individualize our treatment plan method more thoroughly than any treatment facility can do, our patients have greater success after treatment than anyone. If you want a babysitter, Sober Champion can provide that kind of service. But if you want a plan for long-term success after treatment, an in-home provider with the experience and knowledge to help you through a healthy transition is the best way to go.

NIDA Notes Sober Coaching Articles Sober Companion Articles Addiction Recovery Articles
- NIDA: Heroin
- NIDA: Amphetamines
- NIDA: Alcohol
- NIDA: Prescription Drugs
- NIDA: Cocaine
- NIDA: Club Drugs
- NIDA: Inhalants
- NIDA: Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)
- NIDA: Salvia
- NIDA: Steroid (Anabolic)
- What A Sober Coach Is NOT
- Sober Coach: Assigning The Right One
- Sober Coach: Self-Injury / Self=Harm
- Sober Coach: And The Intervention
- Sober Coach: After Leaving Treatment
- Sober Coach: Medical Benefits
- Sober Coach: On The Set With Us
- Sober Coach: Alernative Sentencing
- Sober Coach: Doctors & Dentists
- Sober Coach: Executive Drug Intervention
- Sober Escort: Get There Safely!
- Sober Companion: Can You Help Me?
- Sober Companion: Crisi Intervention
- Sober Companion: Fiduciary Management
- Sober Companion: A Sober Brain
- Sober Companion: Home After Rehab
- Sober Companion: For The Family
- Sober Companion: The Public Perception
- Sober Companion: Gambling Issues
- Sober Companion: Community Service
- Sober Companion: What We Are Not
- I Hate 12-Step Meetings!
- Kicked Out Of Rehab?
- Alarming Data About Addiction
- Are You Really An Addict?
- Harm Reduction or Damage Control?
- The Danger Of Dogma
- Drug & Alcohol Treatment Options
- The Family After An Intervention
- Family Interventions With A Sober Coach
- Drug Court: Is It For You?

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