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September 23, 2018

Recovery Coaching

Recovery CoachingRecovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.

What is a Recovery Coach?

A personal guide and mentor for people seeking  or in recovery. The Recovery Coach helps to remove barriers and obstacles, and links the recovering person to the recovery community.


In May 2013, Idaho began training Recovery Coaches and Recovery Coach trainers. Though the Department no longer facilitates or sponsors Recovery Coach trainings, we do support the utilization of Recovery Coaching as a integral and valuable part of the recovery process. Please contact Recovery Idaho for more information on upcoming trainings.


What is required to become a Recovery Coach?

Roles of a Recovery Coach

  • Mentor
  • Ally
  • Role Model
  • Motivator
  • Problem Solver
  • Resource Broker
  • Advocate
  • Community Organizer

Who can be coached?

Adults and transitional aged youth with a chronic substance use disorder and/or substance use problem.


Expected Outcomes

  • Success and quick turnaround in reengaging the individual in treatment and/or recovery support following any episodes of drug or alcohol use or lapses in recovery.
  • Decrease in substance use or cessation of returning to use.
  • Decreased criminal justice involvement.
  • Increased optimism that recovery is possible.
  • Increased participation in community activities, natural supports, families.

If you are looking for information on upcoming trainings, please visit the Recovery Idaho website. If you have any questions, contact Holly Walund at or (208) 334-6681.