What is Recovery Coaching?

There is a lot of talk about recovery coaching as a way to assist the treatment of addictive disorders including substance use disorders. So what really is recovery coaching and is it helpful? The Center for Addiction Recovery Training, a leading resource for Recovery Coaching training, defines Recovery Coaching as a peer professional who assists…

Maturity and Recovery

“Know the truth and the truth will set you free – but first it will really piss you off”. I’m not sure where that saying comes from, but it has been my experience. One of the many hard truths that my sponsor shared with me over the years is the fact that real recovery is…

The Wisdom of RULE 62

There are many reasons to love AA and 12-Step recovery.  In its 85+ years of existence the program has saved hundreds of thousands of lives (including the life of this writer); it also transmits practical wisdom from the ‘school of hard knocks’- what is shared in the rooms of recovery as well as what is…