Because a sober companion has walked in your shoes. They have been where you are. Their story is your story. When recovering addicts opt for a coach or sponsor, they have no idea what exactly they are getting. Do they have the proper skills, education, knowledge or even good intentions?
Many addicts are extremely well-versed in the art of manipulation, especially when it comes to the ones who love them and/or have something they need. A sober companion has recovered from addiction themself and is well-prepared to recognize manipulation and nip it in the bud before it becomes dangerous. Some recovery programs provide a “sponsor.” A sponsor is more aligned to that of a close friend you can call anytime you need some encouragement while a sober companion is with you 24/7, providing all-encompassing guidance in terms of achieving physical, emotional, and spiritual connections with the world around you and yourself.