Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) is a peer-run disability rights and resource center that promotes efforts to end discrimination against people with disabilities by partnering with the community to create an accessible and inclusive society.
2016 has been a year of growth and learning. One of the things we’ve learned this year is Recovery Coaching. NRCIL has two staff members who are trained as Recovery Coaches. Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based support for persons either in recovery – or seeking recovery – from alcohol and/or other drugs or other addictions. Like life or business coaching, Recovery Coaching (also known as peer mentoring) is a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self directs his/her recovery while the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. Recovery Coaching focuses on achieving any goals important to the individual.
How do we know it works? Because we know people – people who have addictions and people successful in recovery. People who have chosen for themselves to be the best person they can be, knowing full well that none of us is perfect. And how do we know these people?
Well, some of us work at NRCIL.
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