perezhilton.com mentioned in a post from close friends of amy winehouse, that she was not using any drugs or alcohol when she passed away, but they did say she was very weak, and it was obvious she had a very poor immune system from heavy drug and alcohol addictions.
What this means is amy winehouse did not die from an overdose, but can we blame her friends or her parents for her early death? What about the sober companion?
This post is hypothetical, but could have just as well have happened in real life.
If amy winehouse was clean and sober, but weak, could it be blamed on the sober companion, if she was under their supervision when she died? While things as trivial as dehydration, heat stroke, can easily kill someone, so can suffocation and drowning. But can you blame the sober companion if the client dies, while under their supervision?
dr. sober companion believes the above scenario's fall under mistreatment, neglect of duties, to someone as vulnerable as an addict, regardless how short a time or how long they have been recovering, so we say YES, the sober companion is responsible for the death.
dr. sober companion would also go as far to say, suicide attempts and a successful suicide attempt during a sober companion's care, is also a form of neglect of duties, when you know the person is vulnerable, depressed, and miserable without their drugs or alcohol.
the job of the sober companion is to keep the client away from drugs and alcohol, and deny you access to them. the responsibilities involved are heavy, and suicide attempts are a real possibility that must not be overlooked.
A sober companion is responsible for suicide of their client.
Even if a client sneaks away, is killed while away, it is also the sober companions fault, for neglecting the client, even for a moment. It is also for this reason, that a sober companion sleeps close by, in the same room as the client, and never leaves your side.
With the job of a sober companion, comes a very great responsibility, to keep you alive. That is after all what you are paying for. Your early death can be prevented, and dr sober companion is here to help you stay alive.