A life coach is one of the many substance abuse treatment professionals that can help patients and residents of sober living homes to find their personal path to recovery and accomplish their goals. Specifically catering to the unique nature of each person’s experience as they learn how to leave drugs and alcohol in the past and develop a new life characterized by positive coping tools, a life coach can help residents choose the specifics of how they want to function and live on a day-to-day basis.
Some patients know exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a solid destination and they know how to get there. Other residents find that the future is not so clearly defined. This provides them with a wonderful opportunity to break old habits and make new choices that will determine:
Life coaches can assist with this process every step of the way.
What goals do you have for your future in sobriety? How do you want to live? What do you want to do with your life? Which people do you want in your life? How do you want to feel each day about yourself and how you spend your time? A life coach can help you answer all these questions if you are uncertain of their answers – a common issue in early recovery.
Many people feel somewhat lost after their first 30 days in an addiction treatment program. They swiftly went from active addiction to active detox to active addiction treatment, working hard all day every day to process hugely difficult issues including mental health symptoms, past trauma and abuse, poor self-esteem, rough relationships, and more. Then suddenly, that was over and they find themselves in a sober living situation that is defined by a much looser schedule and more freedoms, where they are required to choose their direction and focus and fill their days without drugs and alcohol.
It can be overwhelming. While some residents may have a vague idea of their interests, they may not have a concrete vision in terms of how they will define their lives going forward or how to achieve their goals. A life coach can help.
Some residents in early recovery have a notion of what they would like to do in recovery. Many have a career in mind or the goal of rebuilding the one they had prior to addiction. Others are more focused on their families, while still others want to completely clear the slate and start over with new relationships and a new job. All of these are viable options in recovery, and a life coach can help the resident to bridge the gap to the idea they hold of their future by helping them to translate their goals into a step-by-step path they can work to achieve each day.
If you believe that a life coach can aid you in the process of rebuilding your life in recovery, it’s one of many options that may be available to you through a sober living home. Contact us at the phone number listed above to learn more about sober living estates and how you can be matched to the right one for your needs today.