Addiction Life Coaching, which is known as recovery coaching is a description of support based on strengths for persons struggling with substance abuse and drug addictions or persons who are in recovery. It is a powerful way to empower a person's life by helping them reach their life goals, make positive decisions and spend less time with the struggles of addiction.
An Addiction Coach is a professional who guides and supports a person in recovery from addiction and help prevent relapse. And Addiction Coach also helps in many different facets of recovery, such as detox, treatment, and promoting family support.
The purpose of Addiction Life Coaching is to improve life and reach life goals. The Addiction Coach and the client works together and explore a plan of action and set objectives.
Therapy sessions, as well as sponsorships such as (AA, NA and other support groups) deal with a person's past and feelings, while Addiction Life Coaches are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction. The method of Addiction Coaching works under the assumption that enjoying life in recovery will lead to maintaining sobriety.
An Addiction Life Coach discuss what the client wants to talk about focusing on doing and living in the here and now, rather than feelings or focusing on the past for people who are considering treatment or who are already in treatment.
WHAT ADDICTION LIFE COACHES ARE NOT
- Therapists: Life Coaches are not trained or licensed therapists unless they have received additional professional training that qualifies them to be licensed therapist.
- Physicians: Unless a life coach has a formal medical degree, they should not offer medical advice to anyone.
- Friends: Although the relationship with a life coach is on a personal and friendly basis, life coaches should not be considered as personal friends. Life Coaching is a professional relationship.
- Substitutes for components of substance use disorder treatment: While life coaches can offer some positive benefits to individuals in recovery from an alcohol use disorder, they are not substitutes for the effective components of a treatment or aftercare program. Instead, under the right conditions, they can be useful additions to a formal comprehensive alcohol use disorder recovery program.