If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and need support breaking your addiction, the experts at Northwest Winds Recovery in Bangor, Maine, are here to help. Steven Weisberger, DO, and his exceptional team offer peer recovery coaching to get you on the road to recovery and abstain from addictive substances. Call the office to get started or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is peer recovery coaching?

Recovery coaching at Northwest Winds Recovery helps people struggling with substance use disorder. This is a condition in which you have an addiction to opioids, other drugs, alcohol, or other highly addictive substances.

Peer recovery coaches bring valuable, lived experiences of addiction and successful recovery. After completing specialized training and supervision, they provide non-clinical recovery support during and after your treatment.

What are the benefits of peer recovery coaching?

The benefits you can expect when taking advantage of peer recovery coaching at Northwest Winds Recovery include the following:

  • Social support
  • Hope
  • Optimism
  • Mentorship
  • Encouragement
  • Strength
  • High success rates
  • Long-term success
  • Accomplishments

Your peer recovery coach is here for you by appointment throughout your substance use disorder treatment.

Is recovery coaching right for me?

Peer recovery coaches can assist you with substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges due to substance misuse.

The common signs of substance use disorder include:

  • Needing to use more of a substance to achieve the same effects
  • Not being able to stop using substances
  • Feeling high
  • Poor job or work performance
  • Poor decision making
  • Relationship challenges
  • Withdrawal symptoms upon quitting
  • Strong urges to take addictive substances

Northwest Winds Recovery reviews your medical and mental health history, discusses your symptoms, and completes the biopsychosocial  evaluation by asking questions about your mood, thoughts, and behaviors. They then determine which recovery treatment plan is best for you.

What should I expect during peer recovery coaching?

Peer recovery coaches at Northwest Winds Recovery guide and support you while navigating systems, overcoming barriers, and enlisting community support. You can reach out to them whenever you face challenges during recovery.

Throughout the journey, your peer recovery coach is here when you need support and assistance. They help you work through difficult life situations that may trigger a relapse and address concerns or questions you may have along the way.

The end goal of peer recovery coaching is to ensure you have the support to make healthy decisions that promote self-advocacy during treatment to be carried on throughout your recovery journey.

Northwest Winds Recovery also offers in-person and virtual counseling, online group counseling, and medication-associated treatment (MAT) to curb cravings for harmful substances and diminish withdrawal symptoms.

To learn more about peer recovery coaching at Northwest Winds Recovery, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.