(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.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction issues and you need help, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at 604.818.1771. We are a leading Canadian Drug and Treatment Agency that provides quality services to those suffering from alcohol or drug abuse issues.

Cory Wint BA, ICADC
CEO, HeartQuest