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Horizon’s Recovery Coach Program Can Assist a Person in Recovery

March 5th, 2014

horizon-recovery-puzzleIf you or someone you know is recovering from addiction, you know that there is no one size fits all approach to reaching and continuing sobriety. One piece to the recovery puzzle are Recovery Coaches.

What are Recovery Coaches?

Often recovery coaching is used along with other treatment providers, such as counselors, therapists, sponsors, case managers, etc. to provide an all-around approach to recovery.

Recovery coaching affirms that there is an innate health and wellness in each of us.  We don’t promote or endorse any single way of achieving and maintaining sobriety or recovery.   Our focus is on coaching you to create and sustain a great and meaningful life.

How are recovery coaches unique?

  • Coaching is a strength-based, person-centered approach that puts you in charge of your own success.
  • Coaches ask how you want to pursue recovery.
  • Unlike therapy, coaches do not address trauma or process the past.  Our focus is on the present and future.
  • Coaches are dissimilar from sponsors in that we recognize there are many pathways to recovery and support you in your individual path.
  • Recovery coaches are unlike addiction counselors in that coaches are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues.

What do recovery coaches do?

Recovery coaches support you in maintaining a solid foundation in recovery, and building upon your recovery to achieve other life goals that make recovery worthwhile.

When can you contact your recovery coach?

  • During your time throughout treatment with Horizon Health Services.
  • After you have completed treatment, even if you have relapsed.

How do recovery coaches support positive changes?

Recovery coaches…

  • Build community support for recovery.
  • Work on life goals such as relationships, work, education, etc.
  • Include your loved ones in the process (you choose level of involvement).
  • Support you throughout the transition back into the community.
  • Assist you to access clinical services.

How much does it cost?

This service is provided free of charge from Horizon Health Services.

For more information on this important program, please ask your counselor or contact Beth Reed at the 699 Hertel Avenue location of Horizon Health Services at 716.836.3247.  Or visit our website for more information about the different types of addictions services offered in Western New York.

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