The Role of Sober Transport in Addiction Recovery
British actor Tom Holland rose to stardom in the Spider-Man film universe, but he has also acted in a couple of films that tested his sobriety. In the 2021 film Cherry, Holland played the role of an opioid-addicted Iraq War veteran who robs banks for a living, and he recently revealed that he spiraled into substance abuse afterward.
Holland has been sober for more than a year. In some of his recent interviews, he has shown a deep appreciation for the team of mental health professionals and sober lifestyle coaches who put him on the road to recovery. According to the acclaimed actor, he realized how deeply he had gone into substance abuse when he found himself unable to get where he needed to go. Thankfully, he had the support of others who helped him in this regard.
Putting Sobriety into Practice
Addiction recovery isn’t an easy process to go through. Even when you muster the mental and emotional strength to embark on the recovery journey, you still have practical and mundane matters to deal with. Many people who fall into alcoholism or chemical dependence will need to be in treatment for some time, and they’ll have to balance treatment with their daily lives. This balancing act can be described as putting sobriety into practice, and it’s invariably better achieved through sober lifestyle services such as sober transport.
What Sober Transport Means to Those in Recovery
All journeys to recovery will involve periods of transition. In some cases, these transitions can be drastic, to the point of being overwhelming. Sober transport is a service that can ease the transition, particularly in the early stages of detoxification and initial treatment.
As a special service, sober transportation is discreet, compassionate, safe, and even therapeutic. More importantly, it’s practical. There’s more than just getting from point A to point B with sober transport. The service is delivered with a philosophy of providing companion support.
How Sober Transportation Works
Most of the time, sober transport is provided as part of a sober lifestyle coaching strategy that may or may not include residential services. Drivers are often part of a larger team of mental health professionals and counselors who work in addiction recovery. Solana Beach sober escorts may work directly for a rehabilitation center, a sober living facility, or a sober coaching firm, and they may also be retained as contractors.
The operations are similar to executive limousine and livery cab services. The destinations, schedules, routes, and comfort of passengers are planned to complement specific goals. Sober transport is conducive to a treatment plan, so it may involve taking patients to rehabilitation centers, medical appointments, counseling sessions, court proceedings, or even their family homes.
When Sober Transport Is Recommended
As with all other aspects of addiction recovery, sober transport must serve a practical therapeutic purpose. A mental health professional may determine a specific patient will benefit more from driving him or herself around or taking public transportation instead of opting for sober transport.
Needless to say, many sober transport clients aren’t able to drive because of issues that range from suspended licenses to lack of access to vehicles. In other cases, counselors recommend sober transport as a way to provide sober companionship to patients who need it temporarily—for example, patients who wish to have someone by their side after detox and before arriving at rehab.
For strength-based support with sober transport, Solana Beach residents can rely on the sober escorts at Sober Lifestyle Coaching. We specialize in working with clients with active addictions as well as clients already in recovery. Our sober escorts are trained travel companions who can safely accompany individuals from one point to another anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Transport services are ideal for clients who can’t trust themselves to make it to places like vital appointments, court appearances, or work. To learn more about how our sober transport services can help you or someone you love, call us at 760-300-8338.