How a Recovery Coach Can Benefit Addiction Treatment and Recovery

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How a Recovery Coach Can Benefit Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Individuals who are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol know how these substances can control daily life. There are times when individuals who are struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs believes that they have gained control over their addiction, when, in reality, the addiction is controlling them. However, as soon as an individual decides to begin the addiction counseling and recovery process, one of the experienced sober coaches (aka recovery coaches) at Thrive Recovery & Wellness can help.

What is a Recovery Coach?

A sober coach is someone who specializes in helping men and women of all ages who are dealing with substance abuse issues achieve and maintain sobriety. A recovery coach may also assist you in finding the right substance abuse treatment. This may include addiction counseling to talk through challenges related to your addiction.

Is a Sober Coach the Same as a Counselor?

A recovery coach is not the same thing as a substance abuse counselor; however the two can work together help their clients on the road to recovery as well as beyond. When it comes to addiction counseling, there is a wide variety of techniques available addiction counselors use.

Some of the most common alcohol and drug addiction counseling techniques include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) — This therapy is one of the most widely used treatments for addiction recovery. Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on a direct, reasonable model of the association between emotion, thoughts, behavior and the choices an individual makes because of them. Using CBT, an addiction counselor equips the patient with the skills he or she needs to overcome any challenges that result in the use of harmful drugs and alcohol. These skills include identifying triggers and learning how to replace the typical response of using harmful substances with a healthier option.
  • Holistic Therapy — This type of therapy assists patients by helping them practice introspection and learning healthy ways to cope. Common forms of holistic therapy include art therapy, yoga, equine therapy and music therapy.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) — DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that is frequently used for treating individuals who have a dual diagnosis. Dialectical behavior therapy teaches patients how to use a skill referred to as STOP to avert a relapse when dealing with an unbearable life event or situation. STOP stands for: S=Stop, T=Take a step back, O=Observe and P=Proceed mindfully. In addition, DBT helps patients become more confident.

At Thrive, clients work with recovery coaches who have both personal and professional experience dealing with addiction. Our recovery coaches act as a support system while you are going through the addiction counseling process.

Benefits of Working with an Experienced Recovery Coach

Working with an experienced sober coach who has personal and professional addiction experience can make the road to recovery seem less taxing. The recovery coach uses his or her personal experiences and professional insight to help clients as they walk down the path to sobriety.

Thrive clients receive the support and direction they need to prevent relapse from dedicated, compassionate and experienced recovery coaches. A sober coach who has personal experience with addiction can reflect on his or her past to fully understand where a client is and how he or she feels at any given time.

How Our Sober Coaches Can Help You with Recovery

Two of the most common areas addressed in personalized addiction recovery plans are relapse prevention and after-care needs. However, since each client is unique, the plans our sober coaches create are designed to meet the specific needs of a particular client. Therefore, a recovery coach at Thrive will create you an individualized recovery plan based on where you are in your substance abuse counseling journey. These action plans will include long-term and short-term goals.

Our services also include transportation support and treatment placement. So if you are ready to take the next step in your recovery, we can assist in finding you a treatment or detox center. This is where addiction counseling services will take place.

Addiction can be a lonely place. However, once a client begins addiction counseling and receives help from one of the sober coaches at Thrive Recovery & Wellness, clients know they are not alone.

To make an appointment with one of our compassionate, understanding recovery coaches, please call 469.834.7507 today or fill out our online form.