Lindsay Lohan left rehab on July 30th and so far has not only been able to stay clean and sober, but has also begun to rebuild her reputation a little. LiLo appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter and shared her experience with alcoholism, cocaine abuse, and her partying lifestyle that she is hoping to continue to recover from. What seemed different this time in LiLo’s attitude was she appeared not only genuine, but honest about being an addict and alcoholic; she appeared to want to change. Recently LiLo has not only canceled her Europe trip to continue her recovery treatment, she appears to have been seen with a man that close sources are saying is her new sober companion.
What Is A Sober Companion?
A sober companion or sober coach is a person that provides one-on-one assistance, guidance, and sober support for newly recovering addicts and alcoholics. The goal is to help the client maintain total abstinence from drugs and alcohol and help them through life’s trials and tribulations. Depending on how much a sober companion is utilized depends on how much money you have. A sober companion may even live with the addict or alcoholic, which some are speculating that Lindsay Lohan is in the process of doing. With words like sober companion, sober coach, or even recovery coach being used today in helping beat addiction, many are wondering what the difference between a sober companion and a 12 step sponsor, like those found in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is? The difference is that a sober companion is not affiliated with any 12 step program and is a sober companion is a paid service. A 12 step sponsor, on the other hand, is free. A sponsor helps an addict/alcoholic through the 12 steps in a recovery program like AA and NA. A 12 step sponsor is just another addict/alcoholic who has recovered from alcoholism and drug addiction, and in order to stay clean and sober, they help others to do the same. They simply share their experience, strength, and hope with another addict or alcoholic so that others may recover too.
Will LiLo Stay Clean And Sober?
LiLo is not alone when it comes to battling the grip of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Millions are suffering all over the world; the only difference is that celebrities who have addiction are always in the spotlight for us to see the destruction. Lindsay Lohan has been struggling with alcoholism for some time now and her struggles, along with so many other celebrities, proves that this disease is real and does not care who it takes. With all the money, support, and knowledge at LiLo's fingertips, she still could not recover from her alcoholism alone. Lohan has the opportunity to recover from the disease of addiction if she puts forth the work in her recovery, but only time will tell.
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