What is Recovery Coaching?
While medication to treat physical addiction can make a huge difference, it cant always do everything. In most cases, addiction is more than a chemical dependency, it means coping with difficult emotions or a long standing set of personal habits.
This is why having someone to talk to and guide them through the process of sobriety, and just day to day challenges is crucial.
What do Recovery Coaches do?
Recovery Coaches support a client in pursuing their own goals. A coach’s focus is not to diagnose addictive behavior or prescribe treatment as a therapist or counselor, but to offer someone the tools and guidance needed to live a healthy and sober life.
This can include:
- Assisting in harm reduction for addictive behaviors.
- Helping them navigate the medical system.
- Directing the person to the proper resources.
- Helping a person form a plan of action.
- Providing accountability and support.
- Offering guidance in developing new behavior patterns.
In other words, a recovery coach helps with the day to day process of overcoming addiction and assists in the daily functionalities.