We offer research-based solutions and guidance through collaboration between DC Recovery’s peer coaches and the District’s treatment providers to help clients think differently about their addiction challenges.
To ensure our evidence-based approaches are working, the team of peer coaches evaluates the program’s impact on clients by asking questions and applying new research insights. Such client evaluations are done during group sessions. Subsequently, coaching continues based on evidence that reveals the client’s perception level.
We use evidence gathered from research to guide practice coaching models that positively help the client learn. We know that:
We want our peer coaches to flourish and that is why we infuse research into solutions that transform peer coaching, client learning, and leading.
P.O.C.E.’s skill-building workshops and support groups are core activities that we offer clients. Workshops and support groups are targeted at achieving the following;
The above peer coaching targets are integrated into each client’s recovery program and managed by the client’s recovery team.
DC Recovery helps the client comprehend the reality of drug addiction, which is an essential step in accepting the peer coaching process. It is easier for the peer coach to outline the client’s behavioral problem, but we get it. We know that outlining behavioral issues without a behavioral reversal plan does not create the most receptive situation.
To help the client accept that they are addicted and there’s hope, we guide them to self-realization. Failing to do this could result in dealing with a non-responsive client. Clients become unresponsive when they are triggered, apprehensive, or feel the need to be defensive. In some cases, unresponsive clients may only go through the coaching session impassively, merely waiting for the session to end. But, clients are encouraged to actively participate during coaching sessions by asking them questions, which requires the peer coach to listen and observe the client closely during the session. Overall, clients who individually discover the positive effect of peer coaching are more receptive to learning and recovery treatment.
Our team consistently implements practical approaches to help our clients understand the program’s positive impact and why they should consent and complete to treatment.