Becoming a Sober Coach

In September 30, 2018

Becoming a Sober Coach

There are many professions in the field of addiction recovery that have a meaningful impact on their community from doctors to therapists and counselors. Sober coaches often have the most personal and life-changing effect on people who are struggling with recovery. Becoming a sober coach can allow you to make a difference in people’s lives and help them make the right choices every day.

If you are interested in becoming a sober coach it is crucial that you are completely clean and sober individual. People who have been through recovery and have been sober for many years often make great sober coaches because they have been through the experience themselves and understand the mindset of an addict. A sober coach needs to be someone the addict can look to as an example for healthy sober living.

There are plenty of training programs that can help you become a sober coach and provide you with the skills and certification necessary to start working in the field. A training program can help you learn how to talk with clients about their addiction and the best tactics for checking in with them to make sure they are on track. Recovery coaches don’t necessarily need degrees in psychology or any experience as a therapist but they will need receive their certification to get started.

Sober coaches need to be able to assess people’s needs and understand what they need to do to feel more comfortable in their sobriety. Receiving adequate training and sometimes having your own knowledge or experience with addiction can help prepare you for handling difficult moments with a client and providing them support. In the end being a sober coach can be very rewarding as you see people grow and change for the better through their recovery.

By Dr. Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor

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