Status: Open Registration Deadline: Sep 21, 2018
Trainers Name: Connie Pacheco Training Site: Recoveries R US LLC Address:
127 East 105th Street New York, New York 10029 New York County
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Recovery Coaching/Peer Advocate is a form of strength-based supports for persons in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs, and other addictions. Similar to life and business coaching, Recovery Coaching (also known as peer mentoring) is a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self directs his/her recovery while the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. 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/Peer Advocates 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/Peer Advocate helps the person access recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery such as benefits, health care, etc.
Recovery Coaches/ Peer Advocates
help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in their recovery from substance use or addiction.
promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery.
serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery.
help a client find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups; or help a client create a change plan to recover on their own.
help individuals find ways to stop using (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors.
Recovery Coaches/ Peer Advocates work with individuals/recoveree’s beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance. They function as a guide to help with decision making and support steps toward recovery. Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocates do not provide clinical services — (primary treatment for addiction, diagnosis) and recognize that there are many pathways to recovery.
Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocate support positive change by helping anyone including persons coming home from treatment or the criminal justice system to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals such as relationships, work, education etc. Recovery Coaching/ Peer Advocate is dissimilar from therapy because coaches do not address the past, do not address trauma, and there is little emphasis on feelings. Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocates are unlike licensed addiction counselors in that coaches are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues. Coaches may assist the individual to access clinical services.
Contact Name: Connie Pacheco Contact Phone Number: (917) 265-8090 Contact Email Address: [email protected]