A recovery coach provides essential management, mentoring, training and counsel for an individual and his/her family to help the individual treat an addiction. Recovery Resources can provide skilled and compassionate recovery coaches to provide this essential support.
Role Of The Recovery Coach
Recovery coaching is used often as means of post-treatment support for patients and their loved ones providing encouragement, problem-solving support, and accountability during the recovery process. A coach helps to identify both strengths and vulnerabilities within a person or family that can impact recovery, thus aiding the process with direction, structure, feedback, accountability and encouragement. The recovery coach provides support by regular interaction via phone, text, email, Skype and smartphone apps, in addition to regular in-person meetings.
Benefits Of Recovery Coaching
Coaching has been shown to decrease the odds of relapse and can accomplish many objectives for the recently hospitalized, as well as for the newly sober. Additionally, a recovery coach can:
- Ease the transition from inpatient to outpatient care
- Reinforce the skills and insights gained by the patient during treatment
- Strengthen a prescribed after-care program
- Foster personal accountability and responsibility to self and others
- Educate families and colleagues about their role in the patient’s recovery process
- Remove family members from supervisory functions
- Help the patient develop education, career and life goals
- Expedite re-entry into school and/or work
- Provide ongoing evaluation of the patient’s progress
- Provide third-party validation and compliance documentation
- Enhance the benefits of mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Smart Recovery.
To find out more about the ways that recovery coaching can strengthen the recovery process or you or someone you love, contact Whitney Jones Recovery Resources today.