For alcoholics and addicts social functions are fraught with uncertainty. Alcohol and drugs are prevalent. Family reunions, parties, funerals, holidays and corporate functions can trigger a relapse. Having a sober companion at your side can bring comfort and give our clients the confidence to navigate the situation without drinking.
If the addict is accustomed to drinking and or using drugs to soothe discomfort before, during, and after social events the addict may need someone to show you them how you can actually "have fun" at a social event without having to drink or use any mind altering chemicals.
When you're new in sobriety, you don't know when you'll experience an emotional trigger that will send you on another run. For example at a social function, you may fear running into someone you'd rather not see or having to strike up a conversation with a stranger can be triggers. Triggers make you want to drink to lessen anxiety and fear. Having a sober companion with you in situations that are new or uncertain can help you process uneasy feelings and triggers and help you have a good time.