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.
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.
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