What is the difference between a sponsor and a recovery coach?
Let’s start with what the two have in common. A sponsor is usually part of a twelve step recovery based program and the concept is that the sponsor is there for the recovering addict in the “tough” times and the times when relapse is a strong possibility. This is also true for the recovery coach. However, the recovery coach is way more involved in the struggling addict’s day to day structure and livelihood. The concept of the twelve step sponsor was basically for there to be someone on the other end of the phone in stressful times and times when relapse is on the mind of the struggling addict. The sponsor is there to help you work through your steps and attempt to remain clean and sober.
Now for what a recovery coach does.
The recovery coach is usually right there with the struggling addict walking through the tough times with them. Recovery coaches entrench themselves in the struggling addict’s life, hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, spirituality and careers to give them the skills, tools and knowledge to get through each day. One of the biggest differences in recovery coaches and sponsors is the accountability level is much higher with the coach being right there with you. Plus once you hire a professional, you get professional level services. A sponsor is a peer and a free service. Sometimes it is damaged people helping damaged people, this will only get you so far. You will need to hire a professional.
Although the traditional twelve step sponsor works for some, the modern recovery coach is seeing much higher success rates in the recovery community. At The Addictions Coach http://www.theaddictionscoach.com we have the most successful nationally certified recovery coach program in the industry today. Our success rates are unmatched throughout the addictions industry and more and more struggling addicts are getting clean and sober and staying clean and sober by using our recovery coaching programs. We tailor the program specifically to the client and walk hand in hand towards a new life of sobriety.
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