What is a Recovery Coach?

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

Let us start this blog post off with a question- when attempting to climb Mount Everest, you would never try to climb the mountain alone, right? You would research, prepare, and ultimately work with a sherpa guide to accompany you on your journey. These guides are experienced climbers who have climbed the mountain before, and they would understand the difficulties of the trip and provide you with the tools when needed for you to accomplish the climb.

At Recovery Frameworks, we see our coaches as filling the gap between knowledge and application.

A recovery coach is to a person in recovery, as a sherpa is to a climber. Both a sherpa and a recovery coach reinforce the lessons you have learned and assist with real-world application. Some might assume that a recovery coach is an extra service or a luxury within the recovery process. At Recovery Frameworks, we see our coaches as filling the gap between knowledge and application.


The Value of a Recovery Coach


You or your loved one may feel confident in attempts at recovery, but there can still be many challenges ahead. Why? Those who are leaving treatment will find that the “real world” often introduces elements and factors that were not present within treatment. Some individuals find that they cannot pull away from their work or family to go to treatment. These individuals often discover that, without accountability and a devoted team, temptation and early recovery challenges prove too much to handle independently.

Our recovery coaches act like you or your loved one's guide through difficult times, navigating through struggles while promoting recovery and removing any obstacles that they can.

That is where the value of a recovery coach lies. At Recovery Frameworks, our recovery coaches are individuals in long-term recovery who assist the people they work with through their personal experiences. This is extremely valuable to any person who is in recovery. They have someone ready to help implement new tools and coping mechanisms into their own lives. The transition from treatment to everyday life can be difficult, but you can feel more confident with a recovery coach. Our recovery coaches act like you or your loved one’s guide through difficult times, navigating through struggles while promoting recovery and removing any obstacles that they can.


Their support doesn’t end at substance use disorder, either. It may be most helpful to think of a recovery coach as a life coach focusing on addiction recovery. Substance use disorder affects multiple facets of one’s life. Therefore, it feels only natural that healing should address all of those areas that have been affected. Coaches motivate you in your professional career, social life, and family life and help develop your passions. From the beginning, coaches work to understand your goals beyond recovery and work to hold you accountable to them. Indeed, a coach’s ultimate goal is not personal abstinence but personal transformation.


Recovery Coach Vs. Companion


So what is the difference between a recovery coach and a recovery companion? Their titles are very similar, but your experience with each will be unique from the other. Unlike a recovery coach, who checks in with the person they are working with at set times throughout the week, a companion will be available or present to support you twenty-four hours a day. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a constant shadow of positive reinforcement or weekly visits, both options are present at Recovery Frameworks.


Although differing, both a recovery coach and companion work to provide the people we work with tools to succeed in their new pathway of life. We also believe that our coaches' and companions' personal experiences prove integral to the recovery process of the people we work with.


Learn More


If you are interested in learning more, our services page can guide you through how we can be of assistance in you or your loved one's journey of recovery. We look forward to helping you or your loved one on the journey to recovery.



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