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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

"Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug addiction."

The notion that a person suffering from addiction or alcoholism (or both diseases) can be or should be treated for just that disease is an old way of thinking that has been disproved for many years... Unfortunately, too many treatment providers (not including Sober Coaches and Sober Companions from Sober Champion) still believe they can address a person's multiple needs by focusing exclusively on their substance abuse patterns.

This way of viewing treatment is, in our opinion, Stone Aged.

Too often, persons suffering from addiction also suffer from a variety of other disorders. Some of these are organic brain dysfunction; some are environmental traumas; and often, there is an admixture between the two.

To focus exclusively on addiction treatment, whether using a Sober Companion or not, will not effectively get the client to address all the issues that might instigate a relapse. R

elapse is is no way a requirement; it can lead to death, serious injury or incarceration...and...it can be an indication that some element in treatment is missing.

Relapse should lead an experience professional Sober Coach or Sober Companion to seek out those areas in the client which might not yet have been addressed.

The NIDA research backs up our view. Persons whose entire history are taken into account, who have devoted, professional treatment providers, and who are, themselves, armed with adequate information and artillery, are much less likely to relapse.

So how does a newly recovering person gain this crucial perspective? We feel the best way is by spending substantial time with Sober Champion personnel who are trained to identify and address the client's multiple needs.

Most importantly, we feel this: Every single client we treat has multiple needs. That phrase "multiple needs" sounds to many like a one-way ticket to the short bus. It isn't.

At Sober Champion, our Sober Coaches and Sober Companions understand "special needs" as our way of speaking this truth: every one of our clients is special. They all suffer and each requires healing in his own way. There is no cookie cutter delivering addiction treatment with this modality.

We always look for a wide variety, and we never attempt to simple "treat the addiction".

Bring us all your special needs. Let's get them filled so you can get on with a richer, more satisfying life.

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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