Dr. Cali Estes: Ask the Expert! 4 Ways a Recovery Coach Can Benefit You!
With the addiction epidemic running rampant throughout the country, people are beginning to exhaust their options for treatment and recovery. Most families that struggle with addiction believe their only option is in-patient treatment, but they lack the resources or information to expand their knowledge of how addiction can be overcome. Unfortunately, not many people know what a recovery coach is, or what they can do for you and your family. When looking for a recovery coach it is important to know what to look for, and how to choose the right one. Here are 4 ways a recovery coach can benefit you.
- Great Aftercare Solution. Most families that have an addict have sent their loved one to a treatment facility, only to have them come back out and continue using. Most treatment centers lack proper aftercare planning. Which means they discharge a client without giving them a good foundation after they return home. recovery coaches come to you, and are available when needed. They aren’t restricted by a clinical setting and can show you through their experience, how to recover.
- Proactive approach. The difference between a clinician/counselor/therapist and a recovery coach is recovery coaches meet the client where they are, and work towards a healthy future. A clinician/counselor/therapist primarily focuses on trauma and the past. Recovery coaches work great in conjunction with clinical services, but they also can be great resources on their own. Through action planning, and positive reinforcement, recovery coaches are an effective tool in helping someone into long-term recovery.
- Trying something different. Have you or your loved one tried treatment centers and IOP’s more than once with limited or no success? A recovery coach may be a good fit. Recovery Coaches are trained to show their clients a new perspective on recovery and a recovering way of life. They work diligently with their clients to help them transition into a completely new way of life. They can be an essential tool, when it seems that other resources aren’t working.
- Works on your terms. A recovery coach will “meet you where you are.” What that means is, a recovery coach isn’t restricted by a clinical setting. They can meet you at certain locations, at your home, or even go to events with you. Recovery Coaches use their personal experience, plus professional training to teach their clients a successful way to recover.
The field of Recovery Coaching has grown in recent years. With the traditional model of addiction treatment showing to become less effective, having a recovery coach can be an incredible resource for families who need them. They are very flexible when it comes to your schedule and it’s an affordable alternative to expensive treatment centers. If you or a loved one is in need of a Certified Recovery Coach, you can call The Addictions Coach at 1-800-706-0318, or visit our website at www.theaddictionscoach.com. Our coaches are leading in the country, and can help you or your loved one find recovery.