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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

"Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use."
Medical detoxification safely manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with stopping drug or alcohol use. While detoxification alone is rarely sufficient to help addicts achieve long-term abstinence, for some individuals it is a strongly indicated precursor to effective drug addiction treatment.

Far too often, we hear relapsing addicts tell us, "I was feeling better, I was showing up for work and my family...I just don't know what happened. I spent A WEEK IN DETOX."

Detox is exactly what it says: removing toxins from the human body so that body can function more normally.

Detox only does what it says: remove toxins from the body.

Every Sober Coach will agree wholeheartedly with the NIDA; medical detox may be a requirement in very early recovery and it is never enough - not when our client is a real addict.

What do we mean by "real addict"? Quite simply, a real addict is a person who suffers from the obsession to use and, once having started using, suffers from the compulsion to continue using. It doesn't matter whether he uses pills, powders, liquids, or inhalants.

A qualified Sober Coach can bring home the message (sometimes many times per day) that detox does nothing to treat Addiction or Alcoholism. Detox treats the body's symptoms of chemical dependence but it doesn not - because it can not - treat the mind and spirit of the addict. This is where post-detox and post-rehab treatment becomes so very important.

Whether you are completing detox or completing residential treatment, adding a Sober Coach to your exit plan will provide an additional layer of support- relapse insurance, if you will.

Before hiring a Sober Coach or Sober Companion, we suggest you interview that person and listen to what he or she tells you about the nature of addiction and its treatment.




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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