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Posted by: Rebozo January 22, 2017, 3:09 PM
Has anyone had experience with recovery coaches? I just learned about them.

Talking about my cravings with friends had been successful for me as a strategy for staying clean, but this has been frowned upon by my sponsors and groups in 12-step recovery.

I wonder if having a coach whom I could speak openly about my addiction might be helpful.

Has anyone had experience? What should I look for in a coach?

Posted by: NyToFlorida January 24, 2017, 11:53 AM
Recovery Coach - Great Idea! That would be better than depending on a sponsor. A recovery coach is TRAINED in how to coach. I have heard of fitness coaches and diet/nutritional coaches.

here is a link -- This is how to become a recovery coach - interesting reading - and want to put this out there for those who may want to read more about it. and link to other programs:

Top 10 things to know about Recovery Coaches: Advertisement

this is a good start - of course there are going to be lots of dead ends - look for government run programs - they might be more legit, stable, and free.

Posted by: larrylive January 26, 2017, 4:48 PM
There is no one answer to this question. It all depends on you and your values, beliefs and mental functioning. Where your at and where your going. I am a recoveredcracrackhead, thankful for the program of AA, although without a sponsor, but I do value my relationship with God.
I have also begun my studies in Chemical Dependency Counseling and look forward to receiving my degree in that and Recreation &Leisure. I have also completed the Recovery Coach training along with training in peer-mentoring. These facts alone mean nothing. Do not believe that because a person has attended such things that they are qualified for anything beyond sitting still for a few hours.
It is the ability to compassionately and empathically listen and understand each individuals journey. What I want out of life may not be what you want and my trying to force or sell my beliefs on you will not fulfill your needs. I seek to help and assist people on their journey. I try to remove obstacles and barriers, by providing insight and information.
I don't "sponsor" people in AA, but I will join them on their journey. I don't advise as a Recovery Coach, but I will search for the answers you request.

I wish you much success, with ever path you take.

Be well,

Posted by: scdad February 5, 2018, 11:57 PM
I miss Larrylive