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.
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. It begins with a plan customized by clients in concert with a coach and other members of their team. It offers a community messaging section to gather with others in recovery and sections to 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.
Connection Recovery Coaching/Monitoring from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/preventing-relapse/connection-recovery-coaching
This service helps people successfully navigate early recovery by connecting with a personalized addiction recovery coach who provides frequent phone contact, direction, accountability and support. Coaches lead you through three phases of early recovery including focus on practical tasks, identification of roadblocks to your wellbeing, and personal goal-setting and creating an action plan to reach those goals. The ideal length of the program is 18 months but several other options are available.
Recovery Coaches International
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.