Reviews

Reviews

“I would highly recommend this book to would be recovery coaches and experienced coaches alike, as well as addiction treatment and mental health professionals who will learn how to make use of a recovery coach as part of the clinical team.”

—Andrew Tatarsky, PhD., author, and
Director, Center for Optimal Living, NYC

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“Melissa Killeen does what hasn’t been done before: a thorough explanation of recovery coaching. This will be an indispensable resource for both the coach just starting out or the veteran. Well-researched, practical and very readable.”

—Omar Manejwala, M.D.
Former Hazelden Medical Director and Author

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Recovery Coaching: A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions is clear, concise, and full of extremely helpful information and a must read for everyone from sponsors to therapists.”

—Paul Liedtka

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“I purchased your book, Recovery Coaching, through Amazon. . . I am the Regional Manager for Oxford House, Inc. and am now living in Corpus Christi, Texas. . . I am hopeful that I will be trained as a Recovery Coach trainer, working with residents of Oxford House to teach them how to become Recovery Coaches. This is why I purchased your book. I look forward to finishing the book and doing everything I can to help push the paradigm shift of recovery here in Texas toward the Recovery Management Model. Thank you for writing the book . . .”

—Jackson Longan

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“I wanted to reach out to say thank you. I ordered your book and it arrived today and I am beyond thrilled. Recovery Coaching is something that I wanted to pursue when I was 8 months sober and this past Jan 17th I celebrated 5 years sober and your book is a blessing. I have searched high and low for resources, programs, certification, teaching, courses etc that would provide information and the how-to and there are very few.

So I just wanted to say thank you. For writing your book and for opening the door for people like me. Thank you.”

With Gratitude,
—Alexis

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“Melissa is very generous with her time and knows the Recovery Coaching field very well. I LOVE her new book. A must read for anyone in recovery coaching.”

—Rosemary O’Connor
Founder ROC Coaching and Consulting Services

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“Relapse rates are high. Studies indicate that eighty (80) percent of people relapse within the first year of discharge from addiction treatment. Nine (9) out of ten people relapse within the first 90 days. Peer support is critical to lasting recovery. Recovery coaching is one peer related resource that can be used to bridge the gap between discharge from treatment and long-term abstinence from mood altering drugs.

In her book, Recovery Coaching: A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions, Melissa Killeen provides information about the occupation of the recovery coach. She describes the profession and provides information about the work of the recovery coach. She shares information about the recovery coach process and offers information about evidence-based models and techniques. She also provides entrepreneurial guidance for those who choose to earn a living in the field of recovery coaching.”

—Dr. Glenda Clare

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“Recovery Coaching is something that I wanted to pursue when I was 8 months sober and this past Jan 17th I celebrated 5 years sober and your book is a blessing.

I have searched high and low for resources, programs, certification, teaching, courses etc., that would provide information and the how-to, and there are very few that provide a methodology backed by solid research and real life experiences. Thank you for writing THE must-have book for anyone interested in Recovery Coaching. Thank you for opening the door for people like me.”

—Alexis Chapman

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“This book provides useful information not easily found elsewhere. It provided lots of “insider” information. I would recommend it to anyone considering this line of work.”

—Debbie Garvin

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“I’ve been a Recovery Coach in Ohio for the past five years and in that time I’ve seen the establishment, the review and restructuring, then redeployment of another RC program. I’ve been working three years full time as a trainer/coach and have tried to establish a good baseline of understanding, practice and support for a coaching program. Melissa Killeen has done an EXCELLENT job reviewing the history of coaching, the established models of support and then goes further to provide worksheets, assessments and working structure for the coach or support program to use to maintain a quality and comprehensive paraprofessional support team. I’ve already recommended this book to numerous agencies which I directly interface with and they have purchased copies for their libraries.”

—Chinagirl

Recovery Coaching
A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions

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