(A Sober Coach)
Many people exiting treatment can find themselves at a new point in life and this can be very overwhelming and present many new challenges. For people that are new in recovery a Recovery Coach, sometimes called “Sober Coach,” can be an important resource which helps guide the newly recovered person through the maze of new situations, helping them to gain insights. Recovery Coaching can be offered in a number of different formats, such as: on-call work, work within a pre-set schedule, or work centered on achieving very specific goals.
Sometimes Recovery Coaches are hired to develop a specific skill asset such as:
~ transitioning from treatment into your home community;
~ helping individuals access community resources;
~ taking individuals to 12 step meetings or counselling;
~ working one on one to develop daily structure;
~ helping individuals develop new coping strategies.
It is important that you take the time to write down a list of questions that are important to ask the Recovery Coach before hiring them for the position. It's important to know what their views are on accountability; what they do for reporting; what their role will be; what their background, experiences and qualifications are; their hobbies and interests; their 12 step program involvement (do they have a sponsor, are they active in the 12 steps, how many meetings do they go to, when was the last time they did a set of steps, length of clean time), and what was their drug(s) of choice as well as other questions that might be important to you or the person accessing the services.
Cory Wint BA, ICADC
Looking for quality addiction treatment in Surrey or substance abuse services in Surrey? Are you struggling with an addiction, depression, trauma, or grief?
HeartQuest is a professional drug and alcohol treatment comprehensive service provider with 3 locations in the lower mainland of Vancouver.
We offer a number of professional and quality drug rehab services for Surrey such as:
~ Treatment for Alcoholism in Surrey BC
~ Treatment for Drug Addiction in Surrey BC
~ Intervention Services in Surrey BC
~ Professional Counselling for Surrey BC
~ Family Counselling & Solutions for Surrey BC
At HeartQuest, we understand that breaking the dependency cycle to addiction is a very hard task and in many cases needs professional attention. Taking the first step to admitting that we need help, can be a very overwhelming thought but once we take that first step it brings freedom.
We hear all the time that our clients felt like a thousand pound weight was lifted off their shoulders once they asked for help. Most people know for quite sometime that life has gotten out of control but our sense of pride or our need to be independent has gotten in the way.
If you have been struggling with addiction dependencies for a period time, you might want to look into our drug treatment programs or addiction services. Some key signs that you may have a dependency issue and need professional help is when you:
1. Previous attempts to cut down on using.
2. Feeling annoyed or angry when questioned about your using.
3. Feel guilty or bad about your drinking or drug using?
4. Drank or used in the morning to get going or to combat a "hangover" feeling.
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