Recovery is an ongoing process with ups and downs- which requires continuous support. While, Recovery is a Personal Responsibility of the recovering person and it is a life-long process, one can encounter several problems and challenges during the process which is difficult to manage. Recovery Coaching can make the recovery process easy and smooth and act as a helping hand to prevent relapses, manage triggers, or draw support to sustain in recovery.
What does a recovery coach do?
Recovery coaches, are one form of peer support, who helps you maintain your qualitative recovery. This is a process of giving non-clinical assistance to support long-term recovery from substance use disorders
Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors. They help in identifying and nurturing the recovery capitals in you towards a qualitative recovery journey. Recovery coaches are persons who are recovering themselves, and is associated with some workable recovery models. Many of them are part of some recovering groups with 12 step programs. In ARCO, Recovery coaches are also trained in Universal Treatment Curriculum on Substance Use Disorder who helps a client create a “change plan” to recover on their own. They work with people who have active addictions, as well as those already in recovery. They help clients find ways to stop addiction (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors. These coaches can help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups; Recovery coaches do not offer primary treatment for addiction, do not diagnose, and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery. They support any positive change, helping persons 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 unlike licensed addiction counselors in that they are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues. Recovery from substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals:
Recovery Coach will help you develop a Recovery Plan in the following areas:
Our trained recovery coaches are also life coaches who can help you in your qualitative journey into sober life. They will introduce the you to the 12-step meetings (if you are interested in such programs), guide you to manage your triggers for addiction, and support you in developing a recovery plan.
ARCO will have regular AA or NA meetings online or will connect you with existing groups online or offline.