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What Is Recovery Coaching?

A peer recovery coach is someone who helps sustain a person in the process of recovery from addiction or substance use/abuse. This individual may also serve as a mentor or personal guide to those seeking recovery as well as those already engaged in the process. Recovery coaches receive formal training and should always be accredited by a state or national entity.

One of the more common credentials held by recovery coaches is Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS). Recovery coach training is a core part of what distinguishes peer recovery coaches from other treatment professionals. While these peer recovery coach credentials are essential, it’s important to note that the relationship between recovery coaches and clients is not a clinical one. Rather, it’s a nonclinical partnership providing a supportive foundation for recovery and wellness.

What Does Recovery Coaching Include?


Implementing a harm reduction model for clients


Determining barriers to recovery support and finding ways to navigate around them


Finding a support group meetings, that provide elements like sober coaches, addiction services & addiction treatment


Creating individual plans that recognize the reemergence of addictive behaviors

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One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

How a Recovery Coach Can Help You Overcome Addiction

A recovery coach offers life coaching to some extent. They use peer recovery support to help you succeed. This particular method helps by giving you a partner in recovery. Your recovery coach will start by getting an account of your substance use disorder history and other addictive behaviors. They’ll also account for any traumatic events you may have experienced. Recovery coaching ensures they’ll also learn more about your mental health issues and any treatments you’ve already tried. For example, if you’re an alcoholic, they may ask what methods you’ve already tried to stop drinking.

Finally, your sober coach will ask about your recovery goals. From that point, a recovery coach will help you overcome addiction with recovery support that creates a plan to avoid relapse and sustain long-term recovery. Your sober coach will also help you cultivate communication skills so you can ask for help as needed. Coaching services will also help you overcome addiction by helping you develop your confidence and create a change plan that fits your lifestyle. Your sober coach will look beyond your substance use and addiction and help you create the life you want as you learn to accept recovery support.

Who Are Recovery Coaches?

Calusa Recovery has a staff of recovery coaches from diverse backgrounds, each with their own story relating to addiction and recovery support.

A native of Fort Myers and one of three brothers, Wilbur is one of the co-founders of Calusa Recovery and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He’s been working in substance abuse treatment since the early days of his own recovery and helped found Calusa after his own positive treatment experiences. He attributes successful and lasting recovery to community and the comradery developed during treatment and has focused his efforts on helping young men in particular overcome the rigors of addiction.

Stuart also started his professional treatment journey with his personal substance use challenges. He successfully completed a program specifically for young men in California and was immediately interested in helping others achieve the same sober life he now enjoys. A Calusa co-founder, Stuart is Chief Operating Officer (COO) as well as a recovery coach. He works closely with family members as well as clients and has a personal investment in the recovery success of each Calusa client.

Adriana is a licensed mental health counselor who’s had experience helping a family member. She is currently Calusa’s Clinical Director and employs a vast array of evidence-based practices to ensure clients are able to deal with any mental health challenges they may face on the path to recovery.

Dr. Sansone is the resident psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, providing a variety of clinical mental health services to Calusa clients. His primary role is helping those struggling with addiction remove barriers to sobriety while facilitating self-actualization to set themselves up for success.

Nelson is one of the primary therapists at Calusa, with more than 25 years of experience helping clients overcome addiction. He has experience with both inpatient and outpatient programs and has created a number of successful comprehensive treatment protocols for adults and adolescents alike.

Kevin is a Client Advocate who has a passion for helping others. He’s an advocate for those facing recovery and has an abiding commitment to those struggling with substance abuse issues.

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Most Private Health Insurance Will Help Pay for Treatment.

Calusa Recovery does not accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment for substance abuse treatment.

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