Recovery coaching is used often as means of post-treatment support for patients and their loved ones providing encouragement, problem-solving support, and accountability during the recovery process. A coach helps to identify both strengths and vulnerabilities within a person or family that can impact recovery, thus aiding the process with direction, structure, feedback, accountability and encouragement. The recovery coach provides support by regular interaction via phone, text, email, Skype and smartphone apps, in addition to regular in-person meetings. 


Recovery Coaching focuses on achieving any goals important to the individual. The coach asks questions and offers suggestions to help the “recoveree” begin to take the lead in addressing his/her recovery needs. Recovery Coaching focuses on honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals.


The coach serves as an accountability partner to help the person sustain his/her recovery. The Recovery Coach helps the person access recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery.



Coaching has been shown to decrease the odds of relapse and can accomplish many objectives for the recently hospitalized, as well as for the newly sober. Additionally, a recovery coach can:


  •    Ease the transition from inpatient to outpatient care
  •    Reinforce the skills and insights gained by the patient during treatment
  •    Strengthen a prescribed after-care program
  •    Foster personal accountability and responsibility to self and others
  •    Educate families and colleagues about their role in the patient’s recovery process
  •    Remove family members from supervisory functions
  •    Help the patient develop education, career and life goals
  •    Expedite re-entry into school and/or work
  •    Provide ongoing evaluation of the patient’s progress
  •    Provide third-party validation and compliance documentation
  •    Enhance the benefits of mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Smart Recovery.



For Clients with needs specific to addiction recovery

Recovery happens on a continuum. It is not an event that happens, but a lifelong journey to health and wellbeing. LSK Coaches help clients gravitate more consistently toward choices and behaviors that bring desirable rewards. The coaches also hold them accountable to the undesirable consequences that poor choices and behaviors create.


Clients working with an LSK Recovery Coach can expect to witness real improvement in their lives as they begin to realize their short and long-term goals. Our Recovery Coaches are skilled communicators and can convey practical guidance to the client in the one-on-one setting that helps the client improve their own communication skills. As they learn new communication skills they are then equipped to take responsibility for the relationships in their lives. As a result, families, loved ones, co-workers and friends become beneficiaries of Recovery Coaching as well.


Although some of LSK Recovery Coaches are also Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, they do not act as a client’s therapist. There is little emphasis on the past or related traumas and they do not diagnose or treat addiction or mental health issues. Rather, focus is placed on the client’s strengths, dreams, objectives, and the choices they make and actions they take each day.


The coach provides their expertise, guidance, skills, and own success in recovery to help define and support the steps defined in the Life Action Plan. This dynamic between client and coach is what sows the seeds to enact powerful change that leads to successful day-to-day living. LSK Recovery Coach will ask the tough questions and listen carefully to the answers; helping to reflect back with clarity the client’s own intentions for themselves and their lives.


  • Weekly one-on-one sessions
  • Creating an Action Plan and Goal Setting
  • Partnership with the client’s family throughout the process
  • General overall accountability
  • Encourage hope, optimism, and healthy living
  • Participation in Discharge Planning and any other applicable meetings at client’s treatment
  • Walk client through the process and help them with additional support services
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling Services
  • Progress updates to key professionals like Counselor, Probation Officer, etc.



For clients without addiction specific needs


  • One-on-one in-person sessions
  • Spot coaching calls in between sessions
  • Initial Needs Assessment
  • Welcome packet containing materials to enhance your coaching experience
  • Coaching exercises designed for client’s unique needs
  • Partnership with client’s family throughout the coaching process


  • Daily contact through phone or in-person
  • Walk client through the process and help them with additional support services
  • Coaching Exercises designed for the client’s unique needs
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling services


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