A recovery coach facilitates the actions necessary to aide an individual in remaining free from drugs, alcohol and other self-harming actions or addictions. An aspect of the work that a recovery coach should also do is to support a client through life’s every day challenges, such as returning to work or finding a new job; reconnecting with friends or family; establishing healthier routines and tools; and, outlining new goals for the life this individual chooses for him or herself. A life newly sober is filled with similar stressors and frustrations that life prior to getting treatment also had. However, these stressors can serve as triggers, which can push a client to return to habits that he or she wishes to remain free of.
Part of a recovery coach’s role in this individual’s life is to facilitate positive change through goals, actionable steps, support, and tools for a healthier mind and body; while keeping the transition and the steps needed to make these changes less stressful and more manageable.
I work with individuals in all stages of recovery – whether a client has just been discharged from a residential treatment center; is currently residing in a sober living/outpatient day program; or, is living on his or her own and facing a difficulty transition process.
Part of our work together will include three, private and confidential one-hour sessions per week. The location of these meetings will be determined on the stage a client is in his or her own sobriety; and, the issues the client is currently working toward in his or her own life. In addition, as my role as a recovery/lifestyle coach, I am available by phone 24-hours per day, 5-days per week.
Recovery coaching is also available for family members of the addicted, as well. I, at times, have met with the partners, parents and children of the newly sober to help the parties adjust to the circumstances of a recovering addict and to help identify and resolve the residual feelings of having lived a life watching their loved one struggle with addiction.