A Life After Recovery

Why Hire a Peer Recovery Coach?

A peer recovery coach combines the first-hand experience of recovery with the training and qualifications to assist others in initiating and sustaining recovery. Peer recovery coaching helps to enhance the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery and supports their integration back into society. Peer recovery coaches can assist clients who are overcoming addiction, facing mental health challenges, or even both. Recovery coaches can provide numerous types of support, including:

  • Emotional through empathy and concern
  • Informational such as connections to information
  • Referrals to community resources that support health and wellness
  • Instrumental such as assistance securing housing or employment
  • Affiliation support, for example, connections to recovery community supports, activities, and events

With a peer recovery coach, clients can move from reducing or eliminating triggers or symptoms to embracing self-actualization, community and civic engagement, and total wellness. The relationship between a client and a peer recovery coach is a unique one. It is rooted in trust and with an emphasis on providing the client with tools, resources, and support that will assist them in achieving long-term recovery.


Why A Life After Recovery?

At A Life After Recovery, Zach Dorfman has the lived experience and professional training to provide the support that you need to continue on your road to recovery and wellness. His approach is unconventional yet holistic. Zach takes the time to personalize a peer recovery coaching plan that meets your needs and helps you meet your goals. High schools, universities, and hospitals also benefit from Zach’s services as he works to remove the stigma that surrounds addiction and mental health recovery.

Does Peer Recovery Coaching Work?

Clinical treatment plays an essential role in addiction and mental health recovery. However, acute care substance use treatment without other recovery supports has often proven insufficient to help individuals to maintain long-term recovery. Substance abuse and mental health disorders are long-term conditions. Like long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, these disorders need long-term management. 

Studies show peer recovery coaching helps:

Improved relationships with treatment providers
Increased treatment retention
Increased satisfaction with the overall treatment experience
Improved access to social supports
Decreased involvement in the criminal justice system
Decreased emergency service utilization
Reduced re-hospitalization rates
Reduced substance abuse
Greater housing stability
Reduced relapse rates


Reach Out to Us

We are based in the state of California, but we serve clients domestically and internationally. If you need help staying sober after recovery, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.