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What is Recovery Coaching?

A Recovery Coach works to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery and supports living a substance-free life. They enter into an ongoing mentoring relationship that supports individuals who are in recovery or who are considering recovery from substance use disorders to produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, and families. In long-term recovery herself, Stephanie helps clients identify triggers, set and attain goals, pursue academic and career goals, implement positive changes in nutrition and exercise, and manage difficulties as they arise.


Stephanie considers herself a "river guide." She helps clients navigate a substance-free life as they develop sustainable habits and behaviors that are healthy. Specifically, she collaborates with clients to create an individualized plan that supports and maintains lasting recovery and wellness. This plan becomes a road map that provides structure, accountability and direction for living a healthy life.


Guiding her clients to identify and address potential challenges in early recovery, Stephanie works with them to set short and long-term wellness goals. As partners, they do this through a combination of mentoring, education, relationship building and problem-solving techniques as well as by identifying resources and activities that promote health and well-being.

In this video from Hive80, Stephanie defines the role of a recovery coach, why coaching is important, especially now, and where to turn to find a professional recovery coach. Hive80 is the #1 online community for health, wellness and medicine.

Engagement Overview

Stephanie meets with her clients two times a week, face to face, and provides daily "check-ins” by text or phone. *Note these meetings are either in-person or via Zoom or FaceTime.


Together Stephanie and her client will:

  • Assess the client’s Recovery Capital

  • Develop a Recovery Wellness Plan

  • Help initiate and sustain an individual/family in their recovery from substance use or addiction

  • Promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to sustaining recovery

  • Serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery

  • Help clients 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 clients find ways to stop using (abstinence) or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors

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