How do you help someone who is sober?

How do you help someone who is sober?

Key Content Summary

  1. Supporting sobriety. Be optimistic, encourage healthy habits, and don’t smother.
  2. Signs of a relapse. Be on the lookout for changes in moods or behavior.
  3. You need support, too. Attend a support group. Get individual or family therapy.

What is a personal recovery coach?

The aim of a Recovery Coach or Sober Coach, is to encourage and inspire you to engage in positive action and enjoy being clean and sober. The fact is that many people who relapse, do so very soon after leaving treatment. One of the main reasons for this is a lack of direction and support.

What do you say when someone wants to sober up?

Affirm Their Progress And What They Deserve

  • “I’m so proud of you”
  • “I’m so happy to see you taking care of yourself”
  • “You are so strong”
  • “I’m happy that you’re doing well”
  • “You are inspiring”
  • “You deserve to be happy”
  • “You are deserving of a happy and healthy life”
  • “Keep on fighting”

What to say to someone who is trying to quit drinking?

Try to have calm, positive conversations

  • know when it’s a good time to talk.
  • encourage your friend or family member to open up and be honest.
  • say how you feel without making the other person defensive.

What makes a good recovery coach?

Recovery coaches practice active listening, maintain a positive tone, and try to keep a client’s mood up. Coaches encourage self-care, and point clients toward helpful strategies.

How do I become a good recovery coach?


  1. Encourage the Client’s Understanding of Recovery. Explore the client’ s understanding of recovery and help the client develop their chosen recovery path by:
  2. Support Self-Awareness. Explore the client’s concept of self and its effect on self-care, motivation, confidence, and choice of behaviors by:

What should you not say to a sober person?

The ultimate guide of what NOT to say to a sober person — and what to say instead

  • “Why aren’t you drinking?”
  • “How do you know you’re an alcoholic/addict?”
  • “Come on, just one drink, we’re celebrating”
  • “So everyone’s drinking but Brenda”
  • “When will you be able to drink again?” or “When will you be recovered?”

How do you celebrate 1 year sobriety?

How to Celebrate Sobriety Milestones

  1. Get your one-year chip or token at your next NA or AA meeting.
  2. Go out to dinner with your family or sober living housemates.
  3. Treat yourself.
  4. Volunteer.
  5. Indulge yourself with a special dessert.

What skills should a recovery coach possess?

Addiction Recovery Coach Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

  • Addiction Recovery.
  • Recovery Coaching.
  • Mental Health.
  • Case Management.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Social Services.
  • Motivational Interviewing.
  • Community Outreach.

What is the difference between a recovery coach and a peer recovery coach?

Peer specialists often have personal experience with substance use disorders or child welfare involvement. Recovery specialists are professionally trained in substance use disorder treatment and recovery.

  • August 19, 2022