Recovery Coaching

Part of recovery and avoiding relapse involves gaining new life skills and having a new vision for your life. One way to work through specific issues and keep on learning and growing is to work with a certified Recovery Coach. Sponsors in 12-step programs focus on the steps and traditions to help people stay clean and sober. Recovery coaches are not necessarily affiliated with a 12-step program and focus on the present and future in helping clients make lifestyle changes and move forward to meet their goals and increase their life satisfaction.

Ascent (
This combination coaching program and mobile app provides 24/7 support from well-trained peer-recovery coaches to help avoid relapse and remain on the path of recovery through support and motivation. Ascent begins with a plan customized by the client in concert with a coach and other members of his or her support team. It provides the ability to gather with others in recovery via the app’s community messaging section, enter personal motivations, watch recovery videos, find meetings, track your recovery and set new goals. Ascent costs $35.00 per month for the app plus coaching.

Recovery Coaches International (
This organization was created by a worldwide team of coaches to advance, promote, and provide coaching to the addiction recovery community. Through the process of Recovery Coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client toward action. Recovery Coaching accelerates the client’s progress in recovery by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to improve their life. Use the Find a Coach button on the left menu bar to locate a coach in your geographic area.

Touchstone Mentoring & Coaching (
Touchstone’s approach to addiction recovery coaching focuses on helping people make changes in consciousness. Their coaches have expertise in a wide variety of techniques drawn from the traditions of yoga, meditation, holistic wellness and more. Programs are delivered by online video meetings or telephone and currently include: Conscious Recovery Coaching Group for Women: $27 per month; one Individual 90 minute coaching session at $225; two Individual 30-45 minute coaching sessions per month at $280; three Individual 30-45 minute coaching sessions per month at $360; and four Individual 45-60 minute coaching sessions per month at $480. They also offer some discounts for those in financial need. The program uses audio and video to share documents, tools, and resources on screen so everyone can see the material and communicate with each other. Meetings can be recorded so clients can replay them privately anytime.

Updated February 20, 2017