Recovery coaching is a form of strength-based support for persons with substance abuse disorders. The coach empowers the client to create and maintain a plan for success using motivational interviewing, decisional balance exercises, and mindfulness techniques.
Everybody could use some support, whether it’s early recovery, returning from a relapse, or just needing some motivation to invigorate your recovery. From executives to adolescents, everyone can benefit from knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate help.
Recovery coaches assist with a solid plan for recovery success.
- Helping maintain the gains achieved in treatment.
- Solidify and integrate new coping skills and lifestyle behaviors.
- Identify and address triggers and vulnerabilities to create the most supportive recovery environment.
- Help clients maintain motivation to prevent vulnerability to relapse.
When clients encounter distress, coaches help them to identify:
- The cause of the distress in the present moment.
- What tools they have to deal with that distress.
- A game plan for using those tools to address the situation.
- Potential relapse traps and encourages alternative paths.
Who is a good candidate for Recovery Coaching?
- Anyone who needs a solid recovery plan for success.
- Anyone who needs additional support, accountability, and goal setting.
- Anyone needing help to improve or maintain their motivation for recovery.
- Someone returning to their hometown after treatment and needs support and accountability until they can build their new support system.
- Someone seeking an alternative pathway to recovery other than the traditional 12 step model.
- Someone returning to a risky environment.
- Medically assisted treatment patients.
- Anyone needing to jump-start their program.
Recovery coaches help clients set and achieve goals to help them enhance their quality of life.
- Identifying what the clients are doing well.
- Explore their wants, needs, and choices.
- Help gain clarity, create a change plan for success, and move the client into action.
- Explore their options for resources, recovery, or treatment.
What recovery coaches do not do.
Recovery coaches DO NOT diagnose any mental or physical health issue or addiction.