Because Recovery Coaches are not doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, clinicians or counselors and do not offer primary treatment, they cannot diagnose and treat an ailment or addiction. However, unlike the above mentioned providers, an experienced recovery coach will move a client forward beyond recovery and make themselves accessible to a client, even during “off hours”, to help prevent or reduce relapse and assist with harm reduction during recovery.
What are the limitations of Recovery Coaching?
About the Author: James Egidio
James Egidio is an accomplished and experienced Recovery Life Coach for the past 10 years. James has operated and managed a medical practice for the past 21 years and has led patient’s through their recovery from opiate, alcohol and other illicit drug dependence, addiction and recovery since 2009. James studied biology and chemistry at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and received his certification from the Institute of Life Coach Training (ILCT) as a Life Coach as well as dual certifications as a Progressive Recovery Coach and Faith Based (Christian) Genesis Recovery Counselor. James is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is an accomplished writer and publisher on topics related to addiction and recovery. James enjoys spending his free time with family and friend's as well as staying healthy with diet and exercise. James has a passion for working with clients who are struggling with their addiction and recovery since being clean and sober himself for the past 30 years and likes to see his clients move from Recovery to Discovery via online recovery coaching and counseling. He can be reached at www.RecoveryCoachingAlliance.org or via email or phone a James@RecoveryCoachingAlliance.org or 800-385-3299.