Have you ever thought, “I will never be able to live like a normal person?” … I certainly have and I hated the fact I could not control my use for drugs and alcohol. I hated the traditional methods used in trying to get clean and sober even more! The process is always the same… go to rehab…. detox…. go to meetings… relapse… start all over again. The reality is that there’s a 97% failure rate for anyone trying to fix the problem alone… and not much better success rates once a 30-day rehab is completed.
Why does it happen? Why can some people get it while others fall flat on their faces for another go around of relapse? Maybe the answer is the methods used to get sober don’t work for everyone… maybe it’s time to consider online therapy and life coaching to help you get your life back?
The following is an outline of what eTherapy and Life Coaching offers:
Online therapy, often referred to as “eTherapy” is a new version of counseling and therapy services that are offered over the internet, through email and even on chat. Potential clients will speak directly to psychology experts in order to seek treatment for varying emotional problems and mental health issues as well as general concerns. Since online therapy can be done confidentially, a person does not have to worry about sharing personal information or identifying information that can harm their life or career.
Conditions Qualified for Online Therapy
Online therapy is not restricted to one area of psychology. In fact, online therapy works similar to an office therapy session – only this time it is done when it is convenient for you. Online therapy covers an array of issues that plague most of us sometimes in life…. these therapies include, but not limited to:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Benefits of Online Therapy
Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy and it is even more beneficial for patients who:
Cannot drive to a therapist’s office
Have anxiety or embarrassment about seeking therapy
Cannot take time off to visit a therapist
Travel a lot
Live in a different country
Cannot get to a therapist’s office due to a mental or physical reason
Are too depressed and under-motivated to leave their home
Have small children who they cannot find care for
Though there are numerous benefits to online therapy, there are a few limitations that are important to note. An online therapist will want to provide you with accurate, reliable online therapy, but you have to be able to operate a computer in order to receive it. Online therapy requires frequent access to a computer, the ability to type and an internet connection. Though an eTherapist keeps your information confidential and secure, using a public computer to use online therapy can severely lower your personal security.
Most importantly, if you are suffering from severe depression or you have thoughts of harming yourself or others please visit the closest emergency room facility to seek emergency treatment.
Sobriety doesn’t end with rehab. For a person to stay sober, they are signing up for a life of challenges and heavy goals ahead of them. Often when individuals exit therapy or treatment they are left on their own and left to overcome the challenge of sobriety single-handedly. A sober coach can eliminate the need to go at sobriety alone by providing a recovering individual with the steps needed in order to remain sober for the rest of their lives. Throughout each step a sober coach will help an individual overcome those challenges and even get back on track with their lives for a full, healthy recovery.
Why Life Coaching?
When a person gets sober, they are receiving a new chance and a new life. Things will seem newer and life will almost feel as though it just began. Right after getting sober a person has a lot of decisions about what to do with their new life. Though this is exciting, it is also chaotic and can cause anxiety, which may lead to substance abuse yet again. Without the right support pillars in place, a person can fall quickly back into substance abuse. Therefore, having someone who can assist them and even structure their day-to-day lives is important for recovery.
Building up Life Skills
The biggest job for a sobriety coach is helping a person pick up new life skills that they never knew they had. By helping an individual revisit themselves and strengthen themselves from within, they are less likely to return to substance abuse in the future. In fact, most individuals will come out of sobriety coaching feeling empowered, have a higher self-esteem and even motivation to go out and do something with their new life.
Multiple Stage Coaching
Sobriety coaching does not just happen immediately following rehabilitation. Instead, it follows a person throughout the different stages of sobriety to help the individual stay sober. These stages can include:
Getting a job
Leaving residential treatment care facilities
Moving into a new home
Recovering from relapse
How Often Should a Person Receive Sobriety Coaching?
Initially, experts recommend seeing a sobriety coach at least three times per week for at least one hour per session. This will allow the individual and the coach to get to know one another and establish a solid ground for goals, weaknesses and sobriety risks. As time goes on a coach will dictate how often a person needs to be seen and coaches are always available for emergency service if need be.
A life sobriety coach can help you on your road to sobriety. Most coaches have faced the challenges of sobriety themselves which makes them the perfect companion for overcoming the hurdles associated with sobriety. By having the support of the right individual, your future of sobriety will be long and rewarding.
If you’ve tried traditional methods and nothing seems to work… why not try eTherapy and life coaching? There is no single path to sobriety … what’s important is that you find a method that works for you. You don’t have to struggle with help as close as your computer…