A Professional Certified Recovery Coach is a sober life coach with years of sobriety, training, education and professional supervision who provides ethical and expert guidance and support to a person seeking recovery from alcohol or substance use disorder, or behavioral disorders, to help prevent relapse. Did you know that up to 65 percent of people in the first year of recovery will relapse at least once? Those are daunting odds. The goal of a recovery coach is to be actively involved in the life of an individual in order to help them recover and prevent relapse.
Recovery coaches help people with active alcohol or substance use, as well as, persons already in recovery with some "clean time." Recovery coaches are helpful in learning how to make decisions about what to do with your life, how to handle stress that may lead to substance abuse and the discovery of how your alcohol or drug use and recovery plays a big part in it. Recovery coaches help clients find ways to stop active drinking or using (achieve abstinence), and reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors. Recovery coaches can help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support, recovery education and local or online support groups for traveling clients. Recovery Coaches help a client create a treatment, or change plan, to maintain recovery for the long-term.
Recovery coaches do not offer primary treatment for addiction, do not diagnose, and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery. Recovery coaches support positive change, help persons coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, construct a safe and healthy recovery routine, build community support for recovery, and/or work on life goals not directly related to addiction such as healthy relationships, career work, school and education goals, etc. Recovery coaching is action oriented with an emphasis on improving life and planning for safe and healthy goals in the future. Recovery coaching is unlike most therapy because coaches do not address the past and do not work to heal trauma.
Got Some Clean and Sober Time Already? Been Through Treatment? If you’ve been through rehab, inpatient or outpatient programs, or some form of counseling or support group and you have been sober for a day or a week or a significant period of time, you can expect some struggles. Maybe you feel like "triggers" to use are all around you. That bar where you used to hang out with friends and drink is right on your daily drive route. Maybe a friend with whom you got high keeps texting you. Maybe you don't know how to have a social life without feeling pressured to "party". You feel depressed, anxious and stressed out and you know that just like always, a few drinks or just one joint or pill will ease these feelings. These are the subtle thoughts that make the disease of addiction so very powerful. Recovery can be hard (although it does not have to be) and relapse is common. There is never a guarantee of recovery after relapse, that's the ever-present danger of this disease. How can you avoid turning back to drugs and alcohol? There are a lot of strategies, like finding new hobbies, going to meetings, working with a sponsor and others, but they aren’t always enough. On the other hand, you may be feeling secure in your sobriety, but your life revolves around avoiding relapse. You aren’t thriving when operating on fear and every day feels like a chore. Help is available. A Certified Professional Recovery Coach is trained to help the addict discover ways to ease the pressure, enjoy the new life of sobriety and attain long-term abstinence. The Role of a Recovery Coach Coaching goes beyond therapy and beyond what a sponsor does. A coach is much more than any one thing. A good recovery coach is a leader, a mentor, a partner, a safe confidant, a spiritual guide and a cheerleader. A Recovery Coach is armed to tap many-many resources and approaches to help a client stay sober and to build a life that is meaningful and enjoyable. A coach wants the client to be more than just sober. A good coach wants the client to thrive.
What a Coach Is Not A recovery coach fills a pretty big role, but there are limits. A coach is not a doctor or a therapist. The coach cannot diagnose you with an addiction or treat your addiction. A coach will not tell you what to do. If you are looking for someone to make all of your decisions for you, a coach is not the answer. A coach is a guide, not a dictator. If working with a coach sounds like something that could help you, please call or liaise with our office today.
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what our clients have to say:
Testimonials -- Evyan changed my recovery from a shaky ground to a solid ground and helped me discover that there was much more to being sober than just not drinking. Roberto S.
-- Sofia is one of the finest Recovery Coaches I have ever met and it has been a delight to work with her and watch our son transform his life! Thank you! Federica M.
-- Recovery Specialists in Rome was so kind to tell us that there were free services available to us in Italy and helped us find an appropriate treatment community for our daughter. She now has over 1 year of sobriety and is happy and beautiful and enjoying life! We are so grateful!
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