Recovery Coaching

Introduction to Recovery Coaching

Recovery coaching is a strengths-based support model for people in early recovery from Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD) and people with longer sobriety who want to improve their existing program to avoid potential relapse. Recovery coaching helps clients in: 

Stabilizing in recovery and maintain the gains they achieved in treatment, and help ensure continuity from residential treatment to an unstructured environment; 

Solidifying and integrating new coping skills and lifestyle behaviors by exercising effective skills and letting go of what’s not working; 

Identifying and addressing triggers in their environment, such as isolating or associating with people who provoke negative feelings or affect self-esteem;

Learning to coach themselves, improve their performance, setting and achieving goals to help them enhance their quality of life; getting from being stuck in a problem to finding positive solutions. 

South Florida Intervention offers a structured five-session recovery coaching package for clients who recently discharged from a rehab center or are preparing to discharge. 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

The introduction session gives the client an opportunity to share their history, including family history of addiction, and prior attempts to achieve sobriety.  

Check-in status report and discussion; how is the client feeling: i.e. grateful, hopeful, angry, fearful, compulsion to use.

Check-in status report and discussion; how is the client feeling: i.e. grateful, hopeful, angry, fearful, compulsion to use.

Check-in status report and discussion; how is the client feeling: i.e. grateful, hopeful, angry, fearful, compulsion to use.

Check-in status report and discussion; how is the client feeling: i.e. grateful, hopeful, angry, fearful, compulsion to use.

Introduction to recovery coaching and what it means to be in recovery outside of treatment.

What actions have been taken by the client to invest in their recovery since our last session?

What actions have been taken by the client to invest in their recovery since our last session?

What actions have been taken by the client to invest in their recovery since our last session?

How has client’s recovery program changed in the last five weeks. 

Discuss potential vulnerabilities, triggers and tools.

Challenges from prior week and resolution actions.

Challenges from prior week and resolution actions.

Challenges from prior week and resolution actions.

Explore which tools have been effective in avoiding triggers.

Acknowledge clients strengths, review coping skills learned in treatment. 

What positive actions has client taken to ensure sobriety; meetings, exercise, time with family, etc. 

What positive actions has client taken to ensure sobriety; meetings, exercise, time with family, etc.

What positive actions has client taken to ensure sobriety; meetings, exercise, time with family, etc.

How have these strengths changed over the past 5 weeks; what new tools are available to the client. 

Step one 1: We admitted we were powerless over blank - that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step three:Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step four:Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

Establish goals for the upcoming 24 hours and 7 days.

Establish goals for the upcoming 24 hours and 7 days.

Establish goals for the upcoming 24 hours and 7 days.

Establish goals for the upcoming 24 hours and 7 days.

Discuss goals: 90 days, 6 months and 1 year.

Reading assignment for next session 2. 

Reading assignment for next session 3. 

Reading assignment for next session 4. 

Reading assignment for next session 5. 

The value of incorporating AA literature into client’s life. 

Check-out and closing discussion.

Check-out and closing discussion.

Check-out and closing discussion.

Check-out and closing discussion.

Final check-out,  and closing discussion.



To learn more about Recovery Coaching contact us at 561-961-4033. 


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