Recovery Coaching fills the gap between indigenous recovering communities such as 12-Step meetings, therapists, churches, etc. and residential treatment facilities. We provide our clients a level of accountability the indigenous recovering community cannot be expected to provide, and a connection to you in your own living environment that treatment programs are, by definition, simply unable to offer.
At Sober Champion, each of our coaches has at least five years of continuous abstinence. We understand the array of barriers that have prevented you from defining, joining, and remaining in healthy environments. These barriers may be internal (low motivation or emotional, medical, mental or spiritual problems). There may also be external barriers that prevent addicts from meeting their needs related to stress-free housing, employment, nutrition, socialization, and transportation.
In addition to goal-setting and skill-building, Recovery Coaches often serve those resistant to remaining abstinent from drugs and/or alcohol, but who must do so due to legal, medical, family or contractual obligations.
Working with other treatment professionals, your Recovery Coach determines your needs, helps you define boundaries, and explores how community, family, and business supports can best be utilized to maintain ongoing recovery.
The Recovery Coach understands the relationships between these various barriers to the your recovery.
The Recovery Coach collaboratively develops a plan of action to address these barriers. Our Recovery Coaches have a working knowledge of community resources that help remove barriers – and strong personal experience in having such barriers removed. We have a great network of these resources and their various strengths and weaknesses.
An important part of our job is to match the client with the best resource for their individual barriers and needs. We provide accountability for the client to follow through with all areas of the plan of action.
Adolescents in early recovery benefit greatly from having a professional relationship outside the 12-Step rooms - especially when that someone is a Chicago Sober Coach who has been there before. Individual goals are set weekly with each person to fit his/her personal strengths and challenges. An empowerment approach is used to build self-esteem and confidence.
A Chicago Sober Coach works with individuals at all stages of recovery, whether the person is leaving residential treatment, currently in sober living, in an outpatient/day-patient program, in their own home, in the process of transitioning from sober living/treatment to their own home, or recently relapsed.
After initial assessment by Case Management, we plan service delivery around your needs. Frequency & duration of sessions are evaluated monthly and/or bi-monthly. Meeting locations will vary depending on where you are in your recovery, and what you are currently working on. Your Chicago Recovery Coach can be on-call 24 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week. This service alone can help prevent relapses and supports individuals with crises that come up in between sessions.