A recovery coach’s job is to support a client in pursuing their own goals. While a person classified as a counselor or a therapist might diagnose addictive behavior and prescribe treatment, this is not the coach’s focus. Instead, a coach will offer someone the tools and guidance needed to follow the path they’ve already chosen. This can include:
- Helping a person form a plan of action
- Directing that person to the right resources
- Providing accountability and support
- Offering guidance in developing new behavior patterns
- Helping them view their progress objectively
- Directing them to sources of sober support
In other words, a recovery coach helps people with the day-to-day process of building a sober life.