Recovery Coaches

Peer Mentor - Peer Recovery

Recovery Coaches promote recovery, remove barriers and obstacles to recovery, and serve as personal guides and mentors for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Recovery Coaches are helpful in making decisions about your own life and the role that addiction and recovery play in your own life. A recreational coach is a type of life coach that helps clients make smart decisions and make healthy choices, the top priority being not to reach for a drink or drug every day and fight their addiction. Sources: 4, 7, 11

Perhaps you should consider hiring a recovery coach so that you can continue to focus on recovery. The recovery coach role is similar to that of a life coach, but the focus of a recovery coach is to help you stay sober and prevent relapses. If you think you need recovery coaching and want help setting and achieving goals, contact us today for free advice. Sources: 5, 6

Recovery coaching is a form of strength-based support for people recovering from alcohol and other drugs, codependence and other addictive behaviors. Recovery coaches help clients build and sustain a solid foundation for recovery and build on recovery to achieve other life goals that make recovery worthwhile. Sources: 4

For example, peer recovery coaches tend to focus on a single approach to addiction management (e.g. The 12-step method, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc. While we hear often about the type of peer recovery coach (or sober companion) popularized by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Steven Tyler, people are not always aware of what a professional recovery coach is. While peer coaches and sober companions can be helpful, I personally believe that we need to make greater use of professional recovery coaches, which are needed not only for recovery itself, but also because they are trained to provide comprehensive, evidence-based services. Sources: 8

Recovery Coaches help people to focus and increase their motivation, develop a plan to achieve their goals, and help them remove obstacles to their recovery. Recovery Coaches make suggestions and support healing stations and 12-step programs to help you become healthier. Sources: 1, 6

Recovery coaching and life coaching are not so different, but they have different focuses. Recovery coaches do not help individuals recover from trauma because they do not advise. Unlike a therapist, a recovery coach does not learn how to diagnose and process certain traumas. Sources: 1, 5

A volunteer or sponsored recreation coach is a professional who works with you. Recovery Coaches have many qualities of a good sponsor, but they can do a lot more. They are at your disposal around the clock if necessary and make you responsible for the goals you have set yourself. Sources: 6, 7

A recovery coach provides invaluable support to people trying to overcome their compulsive, obsessive and destructive behaviour. A little research is worth the effort and a good recreational coach can make the difference between staying in an endless cycle of addiction and achieving fulfillment and recovery of life. Sources: 7

The good news is that recovery coaching has increased rapidly in recent years. More and more clinics and treatment programs include coaching, and the experience of recreational coaching is booming. Sources: 9

The abbreviation “Recovery Coach” is used for a variety of specific addiction support roles. This is unacceptable to me, and as a trained person working in the field of addiction to answer these questions, we are open to professional recreational trainers. Sources: 4, 8

In some cases, a recovery coach acts as a sober companion to help a person avoid relapse in difficult situations. The coach offers suggestions to support the person seeking recovery and begins to take the lead in addressing their recovery needs. As RIA health coach Willie Leak puts it: “A recovery coach is the boot on the ground for a support team. 


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