Whether you are newly seeking sobriety or have previously gone through this process, you are likely familiar with some of the roles that will help guide your journey, including therapists and AA sponsors. Although these roles are essential in reaching your end goal while in a treatment facility, it might have you wondering about your support system once you have completed a recovery program. Keep reading to learn more about how recovery coaching can make all the difference in your sobriety.
What is Recovery Coaching?
Recovery coaching is an extended source of support that is future-focused, providing you with all of the tools, information and resources you need to continue leading a life of sobriety. Not to be confused with a therapist, sponsor, or any other role in the recovery process, recovery coaches offer patients reinforcement, provide guidance and empower patients to connect with resources in their own communities. Much like a sports coach, a certified recovery coach will help you learn, practice and apply the tools you need to maintain your sobriety.
Recovery Coaching at Still Waters
At Still Waters, we maintain that addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that requires ongoing treatment and support. The recovery coaching program is a 6-month extension of your time at our center that places an emphasis on the individual treatment plan created by the discharge team, involving your community of support and reaching your specified goals. Some of the things you can expect to receive with your recovery coaching program include:
- 24/7 support from a certified addiction recovery coach
- Guidance and education for your family
- De-escalation techniques and relapse prevention
- A personalized transition plan
- Drug screening services
- Intervention assistance in the event of a relapse
- Physical health coaching
- Assistance with enrollment at a junior college, re-integrating into your career/university or obtaining a GED
- Referrals for therapists and physicians
The road to sobriety is not linear, and having extended support will help to keep you accountable, informed and prepared to take on the challenges you may face along your journey.
Recovery Coaching and Your Sobriety
An alarming statistic shows that nearly 100% of patients who do not receive aftercare following the completion of short-term recovery programs will relapse. Although relapse is said to be a part of the recovery process, the end goal for those wishing to reach sobriety is to maintain it. Recovery coaching is an aftercare program that will greatly enhance your Still Waters experience, as it will help you gently transition into your daily life without the risk of losing touch with the tools and exercises you learned throughout treatment.
The Road to Recovery
Recovery may look different for everyone, but one thing remains the same: maintaining your sobriety will be a lifelong challenge that will require fellowship, tools, resources and guidance. Recovery coaching makes the transition from facility to daily life smooth and stable. Your certified addiction recovery coach will be available to you as you navigate your road to sobriety. Take the first step today and contact us about our 12-step immersion program and recovery coaching.