What is Recovery Coaching?

Removing barriers and obstacles to recovery by serving as a personal guide.

Case Management Cultural Competence
Building Skills to Enhance Recovery Recovery Wellness
Motivational Interviewing Ethics
Personal Boundaries
Recovery Community Advocacy






Recovery Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps folks who are in or who are considering recovery from addiction to produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses, or organizations—while advancing their recovery from addiction.

Recovery Coaches affirm that there is innate health and wellness in each of our recoverees. We hold our recoverees creative and resourceful. We do not promote or endorse any single or particular way of achieving or maintaining sobriety, abstinence, or serenity or of reducing suffering from addiction. Our focus is on coaching our recoverees to create and sustain great and meaningful lives.

Through the process of Recovery Coaching, recoverees deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the recoveree chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the recoveree toward action. Recovery Coaching accelerates the recoveree’s progress in recovery by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Coaching concentrates on where recoverees are now and what they are willing to do to enjoy a better tomorrow.

The Recovery Coaching process recognizes that results are a matter of the recoveree’s intentions, choices, and actions taken toward building a strong foundation and creating a life worth staying healthy for, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.

*Adapted from ICF Definition of Coaching