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Telephone Recovery Support
The beauty is in the simplicity.
TRS helps people in recovery stay in recovery. Sometimes just a phone call can make the recipient feel wanted, included and cared about. When making the call, the caller will often feel rewarded when they have spoken to someone and can share in their joy, share in their sorrow and know that sometimes just listening and speaking with another person helps both of them immensely.
There’s magic in those conversations!
A person new in recovery receives a weekly call from a trained person to check in and see how their recovery is going. On average, people receive calls for fourteen weeks, often times much longer.
Outcome data also supports that telephone recovery support is highly effective, especially when it comes to relapse. In a recent sample in CT, of 483 individuals who received calls for 12 weeks, 58 self-reported they were no longer in recovery. Out of these 58, 42 later reported they were back in recovery (72%). Are the telephone recovery support calls a major influence of why they are back in recovery? We think so because they tell us. And just because someone tells us they are no longer in recovery, we don’t “kick them out”, we keep calling them, checking in with them, seeing if they want help. A volunteer is often the only encouraging voice heard at a critical crossroad on their recovery journey. Click for sign up sheet for upcoming training sessions. If you would like to receive Recovery Support calls please fill out our consent form.
A recovery coach is a partner in recovery that helps you to build a healthy life. They are often peers in the recovery process and have valuable experiences from their own paths to recovery that let them relate to you and help you work out your own path.