A peer recovery coach is a guide to a person in recovery.  They use their own lived experiences with the disease of addiction and training to help others discover their own path of recovery. Examples of support provided by a recovery coach include:

  • Develop a continuing and supportive relationship with the individual served

  • Help the individual learn how to cope with feelings and emotions in healthy ways

  • Identify goals the individual would like to pursue, and assist in creating a plan to achieve these goals

  • Assist the individual in finding support groups and activities with others in recovery

  • Navigate resources to help the individual find employment

  • Support the individual find housing and basic needs for living

THE POWER OF PEER recovery coaches

Recovery coaches are the fastest growing service for people in recovery. A significant amount of evidence supports that recovery coaches are a critical and effective strategy for ongoing health care and sustained behavior change for people with chronic diseases and other conditions, and its benefits can be extended to community, organizational and societal levels.