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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, linking the recovering person to the recovery community. The Department supports the utilization of Recovery Coaching as an integral and valuable part of the recovery process.

 Please contact Recovery Idaho for more information on upcoming Recovery Coach training's.

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 IBADCC at

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