Recovery Nation is a Health-Based Recovery site for both Addicts and their Partners. This means that the focus of your efforts will be on issues involving value development, life management skills, emotional maturity, etc. This as opposed to the more traditional disease-based model that is geared towards managing one's addiction, rather than one's life. That does not mean that you will not be focusing on the compulsive behavior--quite the contrary. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed a functional understanding of addiction that will allow you to put both addiction and recovery within the scope of a direct transition to health. It doesn't matter if what is being shared makes any sense to you now, should you continue on through the free workshops--it will.
This community exists to help you help yourself. It offers a comprehensive foundation of health-based education; a sincere community to provide objectivity and support; professional coaching for those who seek a more intensive, personal approach to recovery and/or healing; and, the collective thoughts and experiences of thousands who have been where you are now. The insights and tools offered are intended as supplemental resources for those already in an established twelve-step recovery program. As well as for those not interested in the twelve steps that are seeking a comprehensive, stand-alone addiction recovery/healing program. Recovery Nation offers many resources for you to use in your transition to health. Each tool can be integrated to form a single, cohesive strategy for recovery and/or healing. Additionally, community support is available from those who have been where you are now--either as a person seeking to end your addiction or a partner seeking to understand how to survive the addiction of another.
Cheryl Thacker, CLC, CAC, CRC, CCRC, CCMC, CMC
Board Certified Coach
Coach Cheryl Thacker, the Director and Lead Recovery Coach, has been teaching for over 10 years and has coached thousands toward an addiction free lifestyle. She runs the health based addiction recovery non-profit organization Recovery Nation, taking over from the Founder Jon Marsh who died in May '09. This organization has made huge strides in addiction/recovery and has joined with medical practitioners and therapists to bring this program to their clients. Cheryl is spearheading the expansion of their program to have branch off websites for all forms of addiction. Cheryl is also the Training Director at World Coach Institute where she ensures the students get the quality training they need to become successful coaches. In the past she has also handled human resources, business management and development for financial institutions and has been a Business Development & Product/Sales Trainer in banking. She has appeared as a guest speaker on Global Talk Radio and has both a radio show and book in development.