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Recovery coaches help the newly sober

In 12-step recovery groups, newcomers often ask established members with significant sober time to be their “sponsors.” 

Sponsors help the newly sober person get through the confusion and turmoil of early recovery. Many sponsors and sponsees continue to work together for years.

Professional recovery coaches provide a similar service.

Tom Russo is the communications manager at Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) in Hartford. Before moving to his current job he worked as an emergency department recovery coach.

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