Usually when a drug addict or alcoholic comes into treatment, their lives are in shambles. Those of us who suffer from the disease of addiction tend to be extraordinarily bad at managing our own lives. Most of our relationships are unhealthy, our careers take a backseat to our addiction, and we have no idea how to interact in social settings without drugs or alcohol.
The very first step in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol (our addiction)- that our lives had become unmanageable.” This is the true gauge of whether or not we need help: Powerlessness over our addiction AND the unmanageability of our lives.
Palm Partners understands this, which is why they offer life coaching. Life coaching teaches the skills we need not only to live an alcohol and drug free life, but also to become successful, productive members of society. Life coaching allows us to reach our personal goals by specifically focusing on the areas of our lives in which we may be lacking.
Life coaching is different from therapy or counseling. It is about empowering yourself to make positive changes in your own life. In life coaching, you identify your goals in different areas of your life. You then take an honest assessment of where you are now in those areas. A life coach will then help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Life coaching can apply to all aspects of your life. It can give you tools to help you improve your relationships, career, self-esteem, etc.
Life coaching is particularly important in treating addiction, because it is not enough to treat the addiction itself. We have caused so much damage in our lives. To truly recover, we need to build a solid foundation and embrace a healthy, positive attitude.
Recovery from addiction is all about action. The drug addict or alcoholic who becomes complacent often ends up relapsing. The 12-steps tell us the actions we need to take to recover from our addiction. Life coaching gives us the tools and steps we need to take to improve all other areas of our lives. A life coach will share advice, offer guidance, help you make plans, and hold you accountable for taking action.
Life coaching teaches you how to thrive in recovery, not merely survive. Life coaching takes the recovering addict beyond the 12th and allows you to achieve goals and reach your full potential in life. It can empower you to achieve all of your dreams.
Life coaching is one of the fastest growing counseling fields. People around the country are paying hundreds of dollars for each hour with a life coach. Here at Palm Partners, life coaching is part of the package. This is one of the reasons that the Palm Partners program is so effective. They not only treat addiction, but give you the tools you need for lasting recovery and true happiness.
If you or someone you know needs drug or alcohol treatment, call us at (877) 711-HOPE (4673) or visit us online at www.palmpartners.com.