Sober coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors. They work with people who have active addictions, as well as those already in recovery. Sober coaches are helpful for making decisions about what to do with one’s life and the part addiction or recovery plays in it. They help clients find ways to stop addiction or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors. These coaches can help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups; or help a client create a change plan to recover on their own.
Sober coaches do not offer primary treatment for addiction, do not diagnose, and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery. They support any positive change, helping persons coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, or education. Sober coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving present life and reaching future goals.
Sober coaching is unlike most therapy because coaches do not address the past, do not work to heal trauma, and put little emphasis on feelings. Sober coaches are unlike licensed addiction counselors in that they are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues.
We provide a full spectrum of specialized services for individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol that are designed to get addicts/alcoholics into treatment, and to secure their sobriety upon discharge from rehab.