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What Is A Recovery Coach?

A Recovery Coach is a non-clinical person who helps people seeking recovery from addictions remove personal and environmental obstacles to recovery.  They connect the newly recovering person to the recovery community, and serves as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family relationships. Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, co-dependency, or other addictive behaviours. They work with people who have active addictions, as well as those already in recovery. 

Recovery Coaches encourage and support any positive change, helping people coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, or education. Recovery coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving present life and reaching future goals.

Recovery Coaches are helpful for making decisions about what to do with one's life and the part addiction or recovery plays in it. They help clients find ways to stop addiction (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviours. A Recovery Coach can help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups; and help a client create a recovery plan to suit their circumstances and lifestyle.

There are a number of complex factors all at play if you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. You may have a chemical dependency, but there will also be underlying emotions and habits that have developed over many years.

Untangling this complex web and overcoming your challenges is extremely hard when you do it alone. Having someone to talk to, to support you and guide you will benefit you enormously and that is what a Recovery Coach does. 




"As a Recovery Coach and a Sober Companion, I encourage hope, optimism and freedom from active addiction."


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A Smoother Transition

Moving back home from a residential treatment centre can be lonely and traumatic. At a residential treatment centre you have structure, routine and a supportive environment to start your recovery. At home, you have a may have a recovery care plan, but you may lack much of the support you need. An addiction Recovery Coach will assist you in sticking to your care plan, connecting you to support services and ensuring you stay accountable.


Direct You to Resources

If you have a recovery care plan this will have a structured framework which you will need to follow to avoid a relapse. This may include seeing a therapist, repairing relationships, attending 12-Step meetings or re-entering work. A Recovery Coach will provide support connecting you to the all resources you need to stay on the path of recovery.


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Introduce Accountability

The key to effective recovery is accountability. A Recovery Coach will work with you to create attainable and realistic short-term and long-term goals. They will help you track progress as well as create strategies to achieve these aspirations.

Relapse Prevention

Unfortunately relapse is very common. 60% of recovering addicts and alcoholics relapse within 6 months of leaving treatment centres.  Relapse can become a lot less likely with the right support network after having treatment and a Recovery Coach will enable you to identify the risks, triggers and behaviours that may lead to a relapse. Most importantly they will help you develop the strategies to overcome these challenges.





Family Support

Substance problems put a huge strain on relationships and many loved ones often feel pressure supporting someone who is in recovery. A Recovery Coach will give your friends and family breathing space so they don’t have to bear the responsibility of keeping you on track. A Recovery Coach can educate and inform your loved ones and re-establish communication, to provide you with a stronger support network as well as directing them to the resources they may need for support.