The time for change is...NOW!!
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as: "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Recovery coaching is a type of coaching that uses a strength-based support system for someone with an addiction or who is in recovery from an addiction. The Recovery Coach will work with the individual in or seeking recovery and help them make life decisions and discover how their addiction or alcoholism affects those decisions. Recovery coaching is action oriented with an emphasis on improving present life and reaching future goals.
A Recovery Coach CAN:
Help the Individual learn ways to stop using drugs or alcohol
Help the individual find local resources for treatment, detoxification, family support, and addiction/alcoholism education.
Help the individual create a plan to find and maintain recovery.
Provide support and foster positive change and can help the individual coming home from treatment to avoid a relapse.
Help the individual build community support for recovery, work on life goals not related to addiction, such as relationships, work, or education.
A Recovery Coach does NOT:
Provide primary treatment for addiction or alcoholism
Diagnose addiction or alcoholism or any other medical or mental condition
Address past issues or traumas