What Is a Recovery Coach?
Wikipedia defines Recovery Coaching as a form of strengths-based support for persons with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors. We define Recovery Coaching differently.
Recovering from addiction is not an easy task, nor is it simple. Learning to live a different lifestyle can take time, focus, and commitment that may be hard to achieve alone. At Recovery 4 Life we don’t just help with sobriety, we help with lifestyle changes. Our Recovery Coaches have been in your shoes and have experienced the struggle, downfalls, and hardship that goes into achieving sobriety. They have fallen down so far, to realized there is no where else to go but up. That’s how we define Recovery Coaching. A person’s ability to relinquish their addiction, recover, retain a clean and sober lifestyle and use their experience to help others. Our recovery coaches offer their guidance to help get you through the recovery process and make a lifestyle change, knowing you are not alone.
What is required to become a Recovery Coach?
- Coaches are required to undergo 46 hours of training, to include 16 hours of ethics training.
- The desire to help and assist those in need.
What are the roles of a Recovery Coach?
- To mentor and assist those in recovery.
- To become a friend, or someone to rely on.
- To motivate and encourage those in need to achieve and retain complete sobriety.
- To provide guidance and assistance through difficult times.
- To act as a source or guidance counselor.
- To be a role model to those in recovery.
- To promote and demonstrate a sober lifestyle.
Who can benefit from Recovery Coaching?
Those who participate/complete the recovery program can expect to learn:
- Practices and self-acceptance techniques to feel comfortable and confident in their choice to be sober.
- Ability to take control of one’s urges and temptations and re-engage in treatment and/or recovery, including relapse episodes.
- Decrease or abstain from criminal activity/involvement.
- Positive attitude/mentality towards a sober lifestyle. Strong belief that recovery is possible.
- Participation in communal activities, and increased desire to partake in recovery functions and family gatherings.
- Anyone suffering from a chronic substance and/or alcohol use addiction. Ages range from teen adolescence to adults.
For a complete list of treatment services, visit Our Services Page. Recovery is not just staying sober, it’s learning how to live again.