The Role of the Recovery Coach
Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA, MHA, MBA; Peter P. Amato, MS

The researchers obtain perspectives on the current drug and alcohol treatment recovery continuum from aftercare planners, alumni sponsors, and a subject matter expert. Trends and themes are identified and discussed to understand the meaning and interpretation of recovery, gaps in services, and strategies to sustain sobriety. Recommendations are discussed to improve the current recovery system to reduce recidivism and enhance sobriety rates. Addiction and the consequences have a significant impact on health and society today. The potential use of a recovery coach is assessed and discussed in analyzing research findings regarding addiction. Areas for future study are identified that comprehend the nature of addiction and recovery.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jmpp.v3n2a2