Recovery Support Services/Recovery Coaching
Peer Recovery Support Coaching is a set of non‐clinical, peer‐based activities that engage, educate and support an individual to successfully make life changes necessary to recover from disabling mental illness and/or substance use disorder conditions.
The activities that comprise this service are education and coaching. A key element contributing to the value of this service is that Peer Recovery Support Coaches appropriately highlight their personal experience of lived experience of recovery. Coaches act as a recovery and empowerment catalyst, guiding the recovery process and supporting the individual’s goals and decisions. Peer Recovery Support Coaches act as a liaison by: directly initiating the individual to recovery community environments, linking individuals to needed services and assist them in navigating systems and addressing barriers to independence and recovery.
Coaches directly accompany the individual, walking them through new environments, services, and systems, when appropriate and necessary. One of the most important services a coach can provide to a recovering individual is to help them find resources for sobriety, harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, using both local or online support; by enlarge, they help the individual create a change plan of recovery.