How Alcohol Monitoring Changes Lives and Supports Recovery

Two Girls Talking About How Alcohol Monitoring Changed Their Lives
December 18, 2018
|   Updated:
May 21, 2021

Since 2011, Soberlink has helped thousands of people achieve accountability for sobriety and long-term alcohol recovery. From a newfound sense of independence to earning back the trust of friends and family members, Soberlink has contributed to several incredible milestones during the recovery journey. Here are just a few of the values that Soberlink has provided as told in real clients’ powerful success stories.

1. Constant Accountability

“Soberlink provides me that accountability that I just couldn’t seek out through recovery on my own.”

Sometimes, an extra layer of accountability can help achieve long-term sobriety. Treating Alcohol Use Disorder as a chronic illness, the New Paradigm for Recovery identifies long-term alcohol monitoring as an effective way to bring structure to an individual’s life. For one Soberlink client, the New Paradigm for Recovery was an essential piece of the recovery puzzle. Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder for over 10 years, the client, who was a physician, had their medical license suspended due to drinking. What followed was a divorce, countless failed rehab attempts and, eventually, rock bottom. After a medical board advocate recommended Soberlink, the client was able to get the accountability tool they needed to kickstart their recovery journey. With a consistent reminder to stay sober and the ability to document sobriety in real-time, the client was finally able to get their medical license reinstated and return to a full, joyful life.

This situation is not uncommon. In fact, Addiction Treatment experts have spent over 40 years applying the New Paradigm of Recovery to people in at-risk occupations – such as physicians and airline pilots. Learn more about the impact long-term alcohol monitoring has on Licensed Professional Programs and General Recovery.

2. Connection to Recovery Circle

“My wife, my dad, and my best friend get my BAC updates twice a day. Knowing they are expecting those results every day keeps me straight. I don’t want to let them down.”

Sharing your recovery with loved ones can be a powerful way to promote accountability. Prior to leaving a 28-day inpatient program for Alcohol Use Disorder, a client’s social worker recommended Soberlink as a tool to keep them on-track. With Soberlink, the client was able to create a Recovery Network of supportive friends and family who could also receive real-time alerts and test results. Not only did Soberlink help the client stay committed to recovery, it also helped them rebuild trust, foster peace of mind and strengthen relationships with loved ones.

Soberlink’s innovative system connects people in recovery to a customizable Recovery Circle of friends, family and treatment professionals. With Soberlink, clients are able to share their recovery with others, promoting trust, peace of mind and accountability for sobriety.

3. Increased Trust and Credibility

“With Soberlink, my sobriety is documented, and I finally have the accountability I need to keep me sober. My loved ones no longer have to ask the question. I no longer have the ability to lie or a reason to be defensive.”

Before Soberlink, one client had no problem lying about their sobriety. For example, when asked how many drinks they had, they may answer, “Zero,” when the truth was, “Five.” Even after addressing the problem, friends and family continued to wonder if the client was truly 100 percent sober. With Soberlink, the client’s loved ones no longer have to ask the question, “Are you truly sober?” Now, they have documented proof of sobriety to tell them everything they need to know.

One of Soberlink’s key benefits is that it removes any guesswork from the recovery journey. The state-of-the-art device is designed using highly precise sensors, tamper detection and government-grade facial recognition technology to produce results with a high level of accuracy. Soberlink is also FDA cleared, meaning it undergoes a strict, routine testing regimen to ensure it meets highest standards of precision and durability.

4. Peace of Mind

“After 3 years of sobriety, I still use the Soberlink Device while I have the children in my care. If you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing! This is about building trust.”

Soberlink is not always court-ordered or recommended through an Addiction Program. In fact, some people choose to use Soberlink voluntarily to support their personal desire to stay sober. One Soberlink client had already been in recovery for three years prior to signing up for Soberlink. While lessons learned from programs like Alcoholics Anonymous had kept them on-track for a long time, they had no way to prove their sobriety and rebuild trust with loved ones. Using Soberlink, the client was able to test multiple times a day and send those results directly to their spouse and children. This new level of accountability has been crucial in bringing comfort and peace of mind to the client’s loved ones: “The relationship with my children and their father could not be more solid thanks to Soberlink.”

5. New found Freedom

“Together, [my wife and I] set up the Soberlink daily schedule and it reports to her once per week. Consequently, we both feel a greater sense of freedom.”

While long-term alcohol monitoring may seem like a daunting task, it can actually bring newfound freedom to the recovery journey. According to one Soberlink client, Soberlink supported a greater sense of independence through peace of mind, not only for them, but for their loved ones as well. Soberlink adds convenience and structure to long-term monitoring, which, in turn, contributes to a more worry-free experience for everyone.
Soberlink is designed to make long-term alcohol monitoring flexible and convenient. As opposed to other forms of alcohol monitoring, Soberlink allows you to take recovery with you wherever you go. No lab visits. No conspicuous devices. No random testing.

Read more Soberlink success stories.

About the Author

Soberlink supports accountability for sobriety through a comprehensive alcohol monitoring system. Combining a breathalyzer with wireless connectivity, the portable design and technology includes facial recognition, tamper detection and real-time reporting. Soberlink proves sobriety with reliability to foster trust and peace of mind.

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