Often, the first step on the sobriety path is attending a treatment facility and then later a sober living home. In both of those environments you have a strong community of individuals supporting your sobriety. However, once those experiences are over, it can be helpful to have a mentor as an extension of support during what is known as drug treatment aftercare.
Mentors, no matter what area of life – career, health, school, spirituality, relationships, and sobriety – have proven to dramatically improve one’s ability to reach their goals. Some addiction treatment centers are now offering the opportunity to have a mentor as a part of their drug treatment aftercare – and for good reason.
Mentors can be a guiding light, a hand to hold through fiery times, and a companion on the bridge to long-term sober living. You may already know that having a mentor can significantly boost your success, confidence, and ability to create life change, including your ability to sustain your sobriety outside of treatment.