Recovery from addicition is a journey... not a destintaiton

When people with substance use disorder begin their recovery journey they often find themselves confused and not knowing what to do next.

That is what a recovery coach is for, to answer the question of "now what?" Recovery coaches are specifically trained to help each individual in recovery make a plan for their life, give them the tools needed to make that plan happen, set goals, achieve goals, and begin to value themselves more.

What does a recovery coach do?

  • Support
  • Encouragement
  • Validtion
  • Accountability
  • Challange and insight into who you are and what you can become

Your recovery coach will help move you forward by brainstorming strategies with you. A recovery coach can assist you in getting clarity of you vision of life and support you in planning your own desired results.

It isn't easy...

Staying sober is not always easy and recovery or beginning to live life again after drug and alcohol treatment while staying sober is even harder. That is why recovery coaches are so benefical for those in early recovery who are trying to plan out a map for thier life.

A recovery coach is the partner that you have in life that gives you that extra boost you need to achieve everything you thought you couldn't.

A Recovery Coach build on YOUR Strengths!

Recovery coaches are people with lived experience who build a partnership with individuals in recovery from addictions. Participants create a recovery plan and are assisted by their recovery coach in developing and using the plan to work toward achieving their goals.

A recovery coach walks beside you on your chosen path of recovery.

What is a Recovery Coach?

Recovery Coaches are people with lived experience who assist participants in developing recovery plans and putting strategies aimed at achieving their goals into practice.


People who identify as being in recovery and who wish to work on their recovery are eligable for recovery coaching. These support services are free of charge.

For Information or to make a referral contact:

James Maloney
Recovery Coach Coordinator


Debbie Flynn-Gonzalez
Program Director of Hopey for Holyoke

413 561-1020
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm