Recovery Coaches: Support When You Need it the Most
After detox, rehab, and outpatient services, many addicts and alcoholics find their recovery falling short due to lack of long-term support. That’s where a Recovery Coach comes in.
For decades, the process of recovery suggested by the medical community has remained largely unchanged. Go to an inpatient detox facility, then attend a 30- 60- or 90-day inpatient treatment facility or rehab, followed by a few months of outpatient groups and services. At that point, many counselors and specialists say your recovery should be on solid ground, ready for a long future without drugs and alcohol. The problem is, it took a lifetime to develop the habits and patterns that make up an addiction, but the standard recovery protocol only 6 months to a year, leaving many addicts and alcoholics wondering “what’s next?”
Luckily, there is another crucial component of the recovery process: the licensed Recovery Coach. A Recovery Coach is not a doctor or a counselor (although many Recovery Coaches are certified alcohol and drug counselors). A Recovery Coach is a dedicated professional that is licensed to provide ongoing, 24/7 support, guidance, and encouragement to people seeking long-term, meaningful recovery from addiction.
Recovery Coaches assist their clients with a wide variety of topics, including daily motivation, job hunting, spiritual counseling, life skills and strategies, long-term planning, medication management, and more. Ultimately, a recovery coach’s job is to help you reach your full potential as a successful, happy, sober individual.
But a Recovery Coach isn’t just there for ongoing support after you’ve gone to treatment facilities and outpatient services. Recovery Coaches can consult with you at the beginning of your recovery, to help you choose the recovery strategy that’s right for you. Recovery Coaches are familiar with all the services and practices available to people seeking recovery, and through consultations and individual attention, your Recovery Coach will help you determine which services are the most likely to work for you.
For many addicts and alcoholics, the journey of recovery begins at an inpatient detox facility, but these facilities are often crowded, uncomfortable, and chaotic. A Recovery Coach can present other options, like At-Home Detox, a more private, comfortable option that offers benefits like 24/7 1-on-1 care that simply isn’t available at your run-of-the-mill inpatient detoxes. After detox, most patients go on to whichever long-term treatment facility or outpatient program will accept them at that moment. Most people in early recovery don’t know the difference between various rehabs and recovery programs, so many addicts just pick one at random and wind up in a an expensive facility that doesn’t meet their standards or needs. Recovery Coaches are familiar with the process of recovery, and have insider knowledge or the various in- and outpatient services available so you can choose the program that’s right for you.
Most people complete a long-term in- or outpatient program with a recovery plan developed by a licensed professional. Unfortunately, most people struggle to implement these recovery plans alone, and without supervision, they end up right back where they started: in the throes of addiction. A Certified Recovery Coach can help you develop and implement a long-term recovery plan that’s custom tailored for your specific needs. And best of all, your Recovery Coach is there every step of the way to help you implement that plan, while providing wisdom, expertise, support, and guidance as you navigate your newfound sober life.
A Recovery Coach is a useful and beneficial ally in the fight against addiction and alcoholism. By offering their expertise, support, and guidance, Recovery Coaches help their clients achieve true freedom from alcohol and drugs.
For more information about Recovery Coaches, At-Home Detox, sober companions, and other recovery services, visit https://www.lifeassurancerecovery.com
-- Life Assurance Recovery 2017