Discovery Transitions Offers Sober Coach And Outpatient Services
Lake Balboa, California -
Discovery Transitions Outpatient, based in Van Nuys, CA, is inviting the community to make use of their outpatient services and innovative ways of working with a sober coach and sober companions in order to produce truly life changing results. While it is a fact that not every client will need the structure of a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program, along with the support of sober coaches for added structure, there are those for whom it can make a substantial difference.
Once a client has gone through detox, to get through the challenging early days of newfound sobriety, sober companions or sober coaches will provide one-on-one assistance to those new to recovery to help them maintain total abstinence from alcohol and drugs and establish healthy routines in their daily lives. The primary duty of a coach is to ensure that a recovering client does not relapse, and they will often be long-term recovered individuals who have maintained long-term sobriety and a healthy lifestyle themselves. As such, they will understand the struggles of the individuals they are tasked with guiding.
A coach is not the same as a 12-step sponsor. They will be on call 24/7 for counseling as well as be available for daily or weekly coaching calls or face-to-face meetings. They will help build an individual’s self-esteem, empower them, offer assistance in setting goals and more. Their role is always to work with the client and their support team on their plan of recovery and connect them with resources that will aid in the recovery process. Coaches will also help recovering individuals build life and coping skills as well as the strength they will need to maintain their sobriety. A sober companion will stay by the client’s side for an allotted period of time, such as flying with them from their recovery facility to their home state in what is often referred to as ‘safe passage,’ or it may entail accompanying the client to a function. Some recovering individuals may even have a sober companion live with them and attend to them on a daily basis.
Discovery Transitions also provides online resources with helpful information and advice, one particularly important discussion on which contains advice on how to help an addict without enabling them. Enabling an individual suffering from addiction means removing the natural consequences of their behavior. In order to help a loved one, a family must be able to recognize the signs that their attempts at helping the person may be doing more harm than good. One common sign is family or friends lying in order to protect the addict. Whether it is trying to provide a reason for their actions or trying to keep them out of trouble, this behavior only enables them — as they get a reprieve from what should have been the consequences of their addiction.
Making excuses for such behavior is equally enabling. In some cases, this may happen as the family members or friends are reluctant to believe that a loved one is struggling with an addiction. This further means that not confronting them about their substance abuse is another common form of enablement, sometimes due to how painful these conversations can be. Proceeding as if addiction is just a phase a loved one is going through or that it will pass on its own are two more equally harmful forms of enabling a person in this situation.
Discovery Transitions also provides guidance for parents on how to identify the warning signs of children using drugs. Teenagers are known for being surly and challenging, but parents must be aware of changes that indicate their behavior is not typical, but an indicator of drug use. Behavioral changes are one of the most common. Drastic mood shifts can also be an indicator of substance abuse. Parents should further note changes in personal appearance, particularly if the child seems to be neglecting their appearance and hygiene. Teenagers may start to show problems with their school work, often having grades that plummet over time. Finally, parents must be aware of certain health issues that stem from substance abuse, including frequent bloody or runny noses, lethargy, headaches, nausea and so on, as listed on the recovery center’s website. Parents are also urged to take note if their teenagers are being more secretive than private, and stay alert for evidence around the home (that may include missing medication and alcohol).
Discovery Transitions Outpatient offers professional clinical services through their outpatient treatment programs for men and women seeking either to initiate or to continue recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. To learn more about the center, they may visit the Discovery Transitions Outpatient website or contact the team via phone or email.
For more information about Discovery Transitions Outpatient, contact the company here:
Discovery Transitions Outpatient
17635 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91406