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Foundations Recovery Coaching


Foundations Recovery Coaching for the greater Boston & Cape Cod, MA Areas

Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and
wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. The ten guiding
principles of recovery are hope, relational, person-driven, many pathways, culture, addresses
trauma, holistic, strengths/responsibility, peer support and respect. Recovery Coaches at
Foundation’s base their practices on the ten guiding principles of recovery. Recovery Coaches
use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) eight
dimensions of wellness as a guide to provide the best possible services to recoverees. There does
not have to be a perfect balance among all dimensions, but they are all interconnected.

What is a recovery coach?

A recovery coach offers hope, shared decision making, mentorships and encouragement. They are a nonclinical support who has lived experience with substance use disorder. They work on removing barriers to recovery by identifying challenges and opportunities for long-term recovery. Recovery coaches provide strength-based support with a “hands on” approach. They offer support to recoverees and their families as they enter and progress through treatment and recovery. Recovery coaches at Foundations work with recoverees post and pre-treatment while using a wrap-around approach to support recoverees in their process.


They work collaboratively with Foundation’s counselors, families, and all who are involved in the recoveree’s treatment. Recovery Coaches help Recoverees navigate systems, establish community connections, facilitate decision-making, and self-advocate. Recovery Coaches work with Recoverees to develop and carry out a self-directed Wellness Plan.


Early recovery can be very challenging. Those in early recovery may be faced with barriers such as urges to return to use, day to day stressors, family conflict, work and financial hardships, and mental health. Having someone who can empower individuals through mentoring techniques and provide emotional and social support can be useful in early recovery. The Recovery Coaches work with recoverees over an extended period, to help individuals sustain their recovery and build recovery capital; they provide outreach, crisis intervention, engagement, and referrals to encourage the individual to
pursue a pathway of recovery. They serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, cheerleader, and motivator. Recovery Coaches share information on multiple pathways and guide individuals as they discover and develop their own unique pathway of recovery.


Recovery Coaching Expectations

Recovery coaches can attend clinical and family meetings while at Foundation’s. They meet with
their recoverees 1-2 times a week and provide daily check ins via phone or text messages.
Coaches can have family contact once a week if recoveree sees fit. Coaches will be in contact
with the multidisciplinary team inside and outside of Foundations. Recovery coaching is
expected to be a minimum of three months but can last longer depending on the need. Our recovery coaching services extend to clients throughout the Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, Boston, and Cape Cod, MA areas.

*If you are interested in Recovery Coaching or feel your loved one would benefit from the
service, please contact:

Adam Schwamb at 774-392-6668 or

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