Harm Reduction Recovery Plan
Terms of Contract are from Feb 19th – August 31st2019: re-evaluation Sept. 1st2019
Robert has worked very hard in his recovery which includes 12 step meetings, having a sponsor and living the steps to the best of his ability at all times. Robert has also added a great deal of other positive options to his recovery program by the means of psychotherapy once a week, seeing a psychiatrist and family doctor regularly. Robert also engages in 2 half an hr recovery coaching sessions once a week: 1 Harm reduction, 1 Smart Recovery based and is always exploring and researching new tools that will help him in achieving his own personal recovery goals while staying innovative and open minded at all times.
Robert has accumulated approximately 400 hrs working as a front line recovery worker at a highly respected recovery centre and is a certified recovery coach. Robert continues to get addiction coaching certifications through the Addictions Academy.
Robert’s short term goals include helping and coaching others in achieving their own and unique recovery goals: Robert’s 5 year plan includes achieving certification as an addictions counsellor.
Robert also maintains a healthy diet and exercise is mandatory on a daily basis for him to be successful in his recovery goals. Robert has a ROUTINE which is KEY.
OBJECTIVE: Robert would like to slowly reintroduce social alcohol back into his life as the emotional and physical discomfort he was feeling from 100% abstinence was causing him more stress than VALUE. Robert’s plan is outlined below:
- Robert is to never drink alcohol alone.
- Robert is never to have any more than 4 alcoholic beverages at one time or in a single day.
- Robert is never to have any more than 2 alcoholic beverages at one time if he has to drive.
- Robert is never to have any more than 10 alcoholic beverages in any given week.
- Robert understands and has studied his HIGH RISK SITUATIONS and agrees in not putting himself in such a situation.
Drinking alcohol is a privilege and Robert understands that if he cannot drink alcohol responsibly, he will lose his privilege and will be obligated back to abstinence.
Robert will continue to attend a variety of recovery related meetings on the nights where alcohol consumption will have not taken place and will continue to do service work at his discretion, if and only it affects his recovery in a positive manner while helping others to recover.
White Wolf’s main focus is Recovery Coaching
We are not doctors, counsellors or sponsors. Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol, other drugs, codependency, or other addictive behaviors.
We work with people who have active addictions, as well as those already in recovery. Recovery coaches are helpful for making decisions about what to do with one’s life and the part addiction or recovery plays in it. We help clients find ways to stop addiction through abstinence, or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors. This includes accessing resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support and education, local or online support groups, or helping a client create a change plan to recover on their own.
Recovery coaches do not offer diagnosis or primary treatment for addiction and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery. We support any positive change, helping people coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, or education. Recovery coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving present life and reaching future goals.
It is unlike most therapy because coaches do not address the past, do not work to heal trauma, and put little emphasis on feelings. Recovery Coaches are unlike licensed addiction counsellors in that they are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues.