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Recovery coaches support the client in achieving and maintaining a solid foundation in recovery then building upon this recovery to achieve other life goals that make living worthwhile.
The primary purpose of the recovery coach program is to help individuals in addiction treatment gain access to needed resources, services, or supports that will help them achieve recovery from their substance use. Recovery coaches can help individuals address multiple domains in the their life that have been impacted by their addiction but are difficult to address within the structure of most addiction treatment programs, such as returning to employment or finding stable housing.
Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for persons with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, co-dependency, or other addictive behaviours. Recovery coaches work with persons with active addictions as well as persons already in recovery. Recovery coaches are helpful for making decisions about what to do with your life and the part your addiction or recovery plays. Recovery coaches help clients find ways to stop addiction (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviours. Recovery coaches can help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support, education, local or online support groups; or help a client create a change plan to recover on their own.
Recovery coaches can also help individuals transition through the continuum of addiction treatment (i.e., from detox to aftercare). Finally, recovery coaches can help individuals sustain their recovery after the formal addiction treatment component has been completed through consultation, skills training, and, of course, coaching.