My personal belief is that there is not one specific way to overcome addiction. What worked for me was surrounding myself with a lot of intelligent and positive people who were recovering from their own addictions. The more people in my life who had what I wanted, the more excited I was about the future possibilities and the more attainable long-term sobriety seemed. The mainstream is catching on to this, and people are starting to understand the critical advantages of working with a well-qualified recovery coach or sobriety coach. I thought this New York Times article offered an excellent perspective on the benefits of recovery coaching services for mothers.
Mothers Find a Helping Hand in Sobriety Coaches
This warning about the Recovery Coaching industry is not far from the truth. Sadly, unqualified people are capitalizing on addiction every day. When hiring a Recovery Coach it is absolutely critical to ensure that he or she is fully certified through the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Anyone can call themselves a "Life Coach" or a "Recovery Coach." Actually being one is a different story. What you need is to understand their credentials and experiences. Does the coach you are considering have the type of life that they are proclaiming they can help you to achieve? Do they truly understand different types of addiction, how to overcome addiction, and how to live an amazing life while recovering from addiction?
What do Recovery Coaches and Sober Companions Do? (And Why Should You be Wary of Them)
about the master coach
Danielle, the Founder & Master Coach of RealYou Revolution, is a woman in long term recovery with a passion for helping others overcome their own personal demons – whatever they may be.