Monday, April 20, 2009

Recovery Coaching – a concept coming into its own

More and more people are talking about recovery coaching and it is not hard to see why. There are even some professional organizations offering training. One of the biggest is the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. Recovery Coaching is somewhat of an old idea that has come back in vogue, but in an updated and more helpful form. At its essence, recovery coaching is like a sophisticated sponsorship relationship. Sponsorship has always been an integral part of 12 step programs. Now some people are taking the concept to a new level. They are learning the newest and best techniques to help support, motivate, and facilitate change. Some recovery coaches are charging for their services and others are doing it as a volunteer service. Many people in early recovery can really benefit from this level of help, so this is an exciting development.

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