(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:
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.