New sobriety is fragile. Recovery coaching improves treatment outcomes and supports long-term recovery, thereby protecting the major investment in addiction treatment. A recovery coach can help to implement a treatment plan and enable a successful transition from treatment to sober living, home, school, and work. Coaching is also helpful for those who have had a relapse episode. Anyone in recovery will find coaching useful for improving their ability to recognize and manage situations that put recovery at risk. Clients learn how to get the most out of meetings, sponsorship and other support. Remote and in-person contact is combined to meet each client’s needs and budgetary objectives. Consultation is available 24/7. All coaching plans incorporate the following services:
Addiction is a family disease. One person’s addiction affects everyone around him or her. Families (including work-place families) can be compared to mobiles. When any part of a mobile is moved, the entire structure is affected. Family members become increasingly focused on the addict as they gradually adapt to his or her behavior. They also need to recover, and their recovery helps the patient. Working with addiction as a family promotes multi-generational healing that even helps young children. Family coaching provides education about addiction and help and support in finding healthy ways to overcome the negative effects of the disease.
Brian O'Shea offers coaching to individuals and families with a member challenged by chronic pain and addiction. Chronic pain and addiction commonly co-occur. Coaching does not replace medication prescribed by a physician. Rather, its purpose is to develop non-medication tools to manage pain and avoid relapse or abuse of potentially addictive medication. Coaching helps clients to identify and practice an interdisciplinary wellness plan that includes effective recovery and relapse prevention activities. In addition, clients develop a plan for intervention in case of a relapse. Family and friends suffer along with a loved one with pain and addiction, but there are steps they can take to help themselves and the patient.
Brian O'Shea is an experienced coach whose mentoring is widely recognized and respected. He has been helping people to achieve recovery for 30 years and has extensive training in working with addicts, alcoholics, and their family members. He is certified in Gorski-CENAPS® Relapse Prevention, the most widely recognized method for helping those at risk of relapse. He is proud to have trained under Dr. Stephen Grinstead, internationally recognized developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® method for easing the suffering of those living with chronic pain and addiction. Brian is currently on staff at Driftwood Recovery, a residential treatment program for addiction and chronic pain recovery in Driftwood, TX. The Driftwood program is an undertaking of Dr. James Flowers, a national leader in addiction treatment and pain management, who helped to create the esteemed pain treatment programs at Vanderbilt and Memorial Hermann.
For more information, call Caring Interventions at 1 (800) 956-6212.