Disease and recovery management both take the long view of the person in recovery and their progress, rather than just the short view of the time during formal addiction treatment. Research indicates that using a long-term coaching approach significantly improves recovery outcomes following formal treatment.
Each patient admitted to treatment at Pavillon will receive one year of Recovery Coaching from their discharge date. This is included in their treatment fee.
The level of contact will vary over the course of the year, with contacts being more frequent in the first 3 and last 3 months of that first year. The Coach does not fulfill the duties of a counselor or 12 Step Sponsor. Rather, they help coach the person toward their life goals as they navigate their barriers or stuck-points in early recovery.Topics during each contact will constitute a recovery check-up with coaching to help maintain and support recovery:
- Adherence to continuing care recommendations that were developed before leaving Pavillon
- Maintenance of their personal recovery plan (daily self-care, follow through with action plans, and the daily 10th Step)
- Supporting the person's engagement in vital recovery fellowship, (AA/NA meeting attendance, home group and service work)
- Engagement in a vital relationship with the person's 12 Step sponsor
- Level of action for maintaining spiritual connections
- Working and applying the 12 Steps
- Basic relapse prevention