When a person suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction needs help, the main types of treatment they typically receive are a detox/residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization program, or sober living. All these approaches are incredibly useful for helping someone get sober in their initial phase of recovery. However, after someone leaves the safe boundaries of these supportive environments, it is incredibly easy to fall into old patterns that might leave someone susceptible to relapse. For this reason, the use of a recovery coach is paramount. While most services do not provide a live-in coach, many recovery coaches are available for phone calls, sober activities, and skills building as their clients navigate the treacherous waters of early sobriety. While engaging in treatment at River Rock Treatment, you are matched with a coach throughout your time in the programs.
Characteristics Of a Good Recovery Coach
When considering the services of a recovery coach, it is helpful to consider some of the following qualities that help make a good sober coach:
- Active listener
- Experienced with mental health
- Connections to the recovery community
- Actively sober
- Professional Training Course(s) completed
Whether you are looking for a sober coach or learning to become one, you should consider whether someone is qualified or not. Some of the very reputable training certifications include, but are not limited to:
- Recovery Coach Academy – CCAR Training
- Recovery Vermont – Recovery Coach Academy
- Adventure Recovery
- International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches – CPRC
River Rock Treatment has an extensive recovery community in Vermont and the Northeast region. If you are interested in finding a sober coach, we can help find the right fit for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!