What is a sober coach?

A sober coach provides consistent personalized care guided by sober-living principles within a mentoring relationship. Sober coaching is seen as a valuable tool and harm reduction protocol. A coach helps people who are in the early stages of their recovery to feel supported; they receive guidance from someone who understands their challenges.

How can having a sober coach affect long-term sobriety?

Sober coaching supports long-term sobriety by providing personalized tools for sober living.  Goals of the sober coaching relationship include conflict management practices using real-life scenarios, a spectrum of healthy coping and self-care strategies, building confidence and self-esteem over time, and empowering clients to find the value and motivation to live the life they seek.

What type of individual may see great benefits from having a sober coach?

Individuals who struggle with chronic relapse, and those who want guidance, direction and accountability often see great benefits from working with a sober coach. People who struggle with finding the motivation necessary to live a sober life; as well as, people who want additional support outside of the recovery community may find that a sober coach really helps them move forward in their recovery.

*Sober coaches are available on a case by case basis for a fee.


The Relationship

In the world of drug and alcohol addiction recovery, we all share a primary purpose: to help those afflicted navigate the difficult path of a journey to recovery. As a result of our common approach, shared values, similar timeline and synchronized approaches; HeartQuest is Together We Can - Addiction Recovery & Education Society's preferred affiliate for all outside counselling, testing, monitoring and training.

Who they are:

HeartQuest is a premier substance abuse service provider in Vancouver, BC. They provide treatment and recovery solutions for British Columbians suffering from substance abuse. Established in 1996, and lead by their CEO Cory Wint MA ICADC, they provide their clients with a tailor-made viable path forward; just like TWC. HeartQuest recognizes that Alcoholism and Drug Addiction are chronic, progressive diseases that if left unchecked always prove costly, and sometimes even deadly.


  • Counselling
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Substance Abuse Medical Monitoring
  • Court  and SAP Services
  • Workplace Drug & Alcohol Training

To learn more about HeartQuest, visit their website here.


How can an interventionist help?

Helping someone who is struggling with addiction can be a difficult process. One of the challenges facing family members is how to motivate their loved one to seek treatment, as the idea of change can be intensely frightening for someone in active addiction.

The emotional turmoil and possibly volatile nature of these situations demands the presence of a dedicated professional who can remain calm and facilitate a successful outcome.

We encourage family members to engage the services of a certified interventionist to initiate appropriate changes in the life of someone struggling with addiction.

*Intervention services are available for a fee.

Craig Fluter, CCAC, CCCS

Certified Addictions Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor/Interventionist
Craig Fluter is a program facilitator and interventionist who has been an active member of the Vancouver recovery community since 2005. He earned his Addictions Counselling Diploma from VCC and holds a CCAC designation as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CACCF)

Linda Lane Devlin – CIP, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS

Addiction Intervention Specialist
Linda is a Board Registered Interventionist who has conducted many successful Interventions. She is a long-standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor through ICRC and Certified Intervention Profession CIP through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

For more information please contact us.