The Radiant Recovery Coaching Program

Addiction treatment is only the BEGINNING in a life-long journey toward sustained recovery. The real challenge of maintaining substance-free living begins AFTER treatment has been completed.

For this reason, Radiant Behavioral offers a long-term, ongoing program to assist individuals who have completed treatment, and who are about to resume their lives. It’s called “recovery support and monitoring”, or more commonly, “recovery coaching”

Recovery coaching is relatively new to the general public. However, it has been prescribed for many years to doctors, nurses, pilots, air traffic controllers and others whose jobs involve the care and safety of others, and who themselves are struggling with addiction.

Statistical research indicates that these licensed professionals, with the aid of prescribed recovery coaching, experience a relatively low relapse rate that is significantly less than the general population.

With the Radiant Recovery Coaching Program, you, or your loved one, can now access the very same recovery coaching regimen that licensed professionals have been receiving for many years.


What is Recovery Coaching?

Recovery coaching entails matching you or your loved one with an experienced recovery coach. You or your loved one will interact with the coach telephonically or via secure video chat on a prescribed schedule.


The recovery coach's role is to:

  • help support you or your loved one in recovery;
  • assist you or your loved one to formulate and adhere to a prescribed recovery plan;
  • provide guidance, access to resources, and assistance in helping you or your loved one achieve desired goals and outcomes;
  • act as an arbiter between the client and designated family members, when needed;
  • alert designated family members when a relapse may be imminent or has occurred; and
  • facilitate the client’s re-enrollment into treatment in the event of relapse


Recovery coaches are not clinicians, case managers, or sponsors, though they may occasionally work collaboratively with these individuals in your or your loved one’s best interest.

Recovery coaches must be in recovery themselves for a minimum continuous period of 2 years; and have received training and certification in recovery coaching.



In addition to the support provided by the recovery coach, you or your loved one must agree to undergo periodic, random alcohol/drug tests to demonstrate accountability toward continued recovery. In the spirit of transparency, the results of these tests are made available to all designated stakeholders and family members, as a means of verification and validation of continued sobriety, and as a mechanism for re-building trust.


Designated Family Members/Stakeholders

You or your loved one will have the option to designate certain family members, friends and other stakeholders as part of your or your loved one’s recovery team. These “designated” individuals may include you or you or your loved one’s spouse, parents, siblings, close friends, and other stakeholders, such as a sponsor, or a court-appointed monitor (in the case of court-mandated treatment and recovery) These individuals will be given access to the following:


  • Progress updates directly from you or your loved one’s assigned coach
  • Access to you or your loved one’s random toxicology results/reports
  • Access to you or your loved one’s Recovery Plan, at your or your loved one’s discretion
  • Access to your survey and other screening data/responses, at your or your loved one’s discretion


Giving these designated individuals access to these items cultivates transparency and accountability toward continued recovery, providing verification and validation of sustained sobriety. It also acts as a mechanism for re-building trust with these individuals.

To optimize the likelihood for sustained recovery, it is recommended that you or your loved one participate in recovery coaching for a continuous period of at least 12 months. When implemented consistently over a 12 month period, or longer, recovery coaching facilitated by capable recovery coaches, and reinforced by periodic alcohol/drug tests, mitigates relapse rates significantly, and promotes long-term, sustained recovery.


Who Benefits


Family Members

The Radiant Recovery Coaching Program removes family members from the role of monitor/enforcer. By relieving family members of this role, family members can re-focus on getting their own lives back on track.


Individuals Post-Treatment

Recovery coaching helps individuals with substance use disorder transition back into day-to-day life, while providing the support and accountability needed to help sustain recovery.


Employers and Disability Insurers

By allowing the Radiant Recovery Coaching Program to take over the monitoring of an employee with substance use disorder, employers and insurers are relieved of the responsibility of supervising the individual, while providing the verification needed to ensure compliance and sobriety. Also, because monitoring has been proven to increase the likelihood of a sustained recovery, workplace productivity increases while absenteeism and presenteeism decrease.


What happens in case of relapse?


Due to ongoing contact with the coach, and the random toxicology tests that are periodically performed, relapse, if it occurs, can be very quickly identified. This affords you or your loved one the opportunity to get back into treatment sooner rather than later. Research indicates that those who get back into treatment right after relapse has occurred are far more likely to get back on track with their recovery, and generally experience higher levels of sustained recovery than those who postpone relapse treatment.


In the event a relapse does occur, the recovery coaching program is paused until such time as relapse treatment has been completed. Once completed, you or your loved one may resume the coaching program.


What’s Included


The Radiant Recovery Coaching Program includes the following:

  • Personal recovery coach assigned to each client
  • Full use of the Recovery Checkup web platform
  • Client/patient account creation on the Recovery Checkup platform
  • Designated stakeholder/family member account creation on the Recovery Checkup platform (see plan options below)
  • Creation of a Recovery Plan using the Recovery Checkup platform’s Recovery Plan template
  • Outbound contacts by recovery coach to client (see plan options below)
  • Contacts and communications are conducted via phone or via the platform’s secure video chat application
  • 6 automated Recovery Checkup surveys (prompted 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 & 360 days from enrollment)
  • Mandatory, random alcohol/drug tests (via First Lab)
  • Predictive relapse alerts (via the platform’s survey response algorithms)
  • Designated stakeholder/family member access to all toxicology data/reports
  • Unlimited alerts follow-up by recovery coach
  • Unlimited inbound client contacts with recovery coach
  • Unlimited inbound stakeholder/family contacts with recovery coach
  • Unlimited client use of the platform’s behavioral health modules, Mind Spa and Change Agent applications
  • Resumption of support & monitoring services for relapse cases which occur prior to the end of the monthly term, prorated to the remainder of the term, when applicable
  • Technical support
  • HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 compliant


Coaching Plan Options

  • All plans are month-to-month
  • Cancel any time
  • No set-up fees
  • Upgrade or downgrade plan at any time
  • Pause and return
  • Switch coaches at any time


Coaching sessions*
  • Twice monthly
Toxicology Screenings
  • Once monthly
Stakeholder accounts
  • Unlimited
Coaching sessions*
  • Once weekly
Toxicology screenings
  • Twice monthly
Stakeholder accounts
  • Unlimited
Coaching sessions*
  • Twice weekly
Toxicology screenings
  • Once weekly
Stakeholder accounts
  • Unlimited


* Coaching sessions are conducted telephonically, or via the Recovery Checkup platform’s secure video conferencing application, based on client preference. Sessions typically run 50 mins, and include a wide range of topics, including: general client assessment, Recovery Plan formulation and review, goal setting, action planning and goal achievement, problem solving, resource recommendations, survey reviews, and general recovery guidance.


Step-down model


Radiant strongly recommends clients enroll in the following step-down model:


  • Initial 3 months: Comprehensive plan
  • Following 3 months: Expanded plan
  • 6 months thereafter: Basic plan


We accept the following payment methods:

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover


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The Recovery Checkup Survey


The Recovery Checkup Survey is a “pre-post” screening tool that is intended to be completed at intake (known as the Pre-treatment screening), and after treatment (known as the Post-treatment screening). The survey can easily be scheduled on the administrative side of the platform by a treatment center staff member. All that is required to schedule the screenings is completion of some basic data fields and a few mouse clicks, taking less than 4 minutes to complete. For those clients/patients who will do self-administered screenings, the screening prompts can be sent to the client/patient via email and/or text message.


The frequency and duration of the post screenings is pre-scheduled for 1 month, 2, months, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months post treatment.. Upon completion of each screening by the client, our database logs the data into the client record, and provides a longitudinal view of the client’s progress.


In addition, any responses by the client on any of the post screenings which may be predictive of a relapse or potential for relapse, causes the client record to populate to the Alerts Inbox on the administrative side of the platform. This, in turn, triggers alert emails to be sent to appropriate staff members who are prompted to log into the administrative page, retrieve the screening data, and then make contact with the client as needed.


NOTE: More frequent screenings can be scheduled using our standalone Aftercare Checkup assessment (Contact Radiant Behavioral for more information)


The Recovery Checkup consists of 3 parts:


(Please note: Parts 1 and 2 are applicable to substance use, eating disorder and process addiction populations. Part 3 is intended for substance use populations only. However, Part 3 can easily be customized for eating disorder and process addiction populations. Contact Radiant Behavioral for more information.)


Part 1 is a “quality of life” measure which asks the client/patient to rate his/her level of satisfaction across 12 life-domains. Four of these 12 items map directly to SAMHSA’s 4 Dimensions of Recovery. Evidence indicates that having these four life-domains in balance exponentially enhance one’s prospects for sustained recovery. The 4 life-domains include:


  • Purpose (includes conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, charitable activities, family caretaking, or creative endeavors)
  • Connection to Others; Community (includes having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope. This may include a marriage or primary interpersonal relationship, family relationships, friendships, and professional or collegial relationships)
  • Health (includes overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, both physical and emotional; and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being)
  • Living Environment; Home (includes one’s, or one’s family’s ability to provide and maintain a stable, safe living environment for oneself and other family members, along with the basic necessities needed to foster and support ongoing, sustainable recovery)


Part 2 is a Mood Tracker consisting of ten items. The first 8 items ask the client to rate the degree to which he/she has been troubled by the following of late:

  • Feeling bored
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling depressed/sad/hopeless
  • Feeling stressed out/overwhelmed
  • Feeling scared/fearful
  • Feeling shameful/guilty
  • Feeling cravings to use


Item 9 asks the respondent how often he/she has favorable, romanticized memories or dreams of past substance use


Item 10 asks the respondent to rate his degree of confidence in maintaining his/her sobriety.


Part 3 of the initial pre-screen is the NIDA Modified ASSIST version 3.0* developed by the World Health Organization. The ASSIST screener records and measures substance use across eight different substance-types over the prior 3 month period, and then calculates an addiction severity score for each endorsed substance. The substances that are screened for are as follows:


  • Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits, etc.)
  • Cannabis (marijuana, pot, grass, hash, etc.)
  • Cocaine (coke, crack, etc.)
  • Amphetamine type stimulants (speed, diet pills, ecstasy, etc.)
  • Inhalants (nitrous, glue, petrol, paint thinner, etc.)
  • Sedatives or Sleeping Pills (Valium, Serepax, Rohypnol, etc.)
  • Hallucinogens (LSD, acid, mushrooms, PCP, Special K, etc.)
  • Opioids (heroin, morphine, methadone, codeine, etc.)


*Tobacco has been omitted from this screener


Part 3 of the post-screen is our Aftercare Monitoring Survey which asks the client about ongoing recovery efforts, triggers, abstinence, slips, and relapse.


Recovery Tracker


The Recovery Tracker is the core application of the Recovery Checkup platform. The Recovery Tracker:

  • Allows treatment center staff to onboard clients/patients onto the platform either individually or in bulk with minimal effort
  • Allows staff to prompt clients/patients to complete a variety of both evidenced-based pre-treatment and post-treatment screening surveys that keep staff apprised of the client’s/patient’s ongoing recovery progress
  • Alerts staff when a relapse may be imminent, or has occurred
  • Populates all client/patient screening results to the client/patient record;
  • Allows staff to manage all aspects of the platform from an easy-to-use administrative page


Outcome Tracker


The Outcome Tracker is a database application that is embedded into the Recovery Checkup platform. It takes all client/patient survey data and automatically collates them into coherent, aggregate outcomes across your entire treatment population. This aggregate outcomes data can be filtered by:

  • gender,
  • age group,
  • treatment program type,
  • facility,
  • substance type, and
  • date range


Multi-Modality Prompting


This feature enables staff to prompt client/patients to complete the screening surveys via email, text messaging, and voice message reminders. In addition, staff can have the database send up to six separate prompts for each modality spread over any number of days selected by staff. This ensures that clients/patients will complete the requested screenings, and contributes to a much greater compliance rate than traditional manual phone surveys yield.


Predictive Alerts


The Recovery Checkup database is programmed to parse all client/patient responses to the screening surveys. If any of the survey questions are answered by the client/patient in a way that may be predictive of relapse, or that confirms a relapse has occurred, the client/patient record will automatically be deposited into the Alerts Inbox on the administrative page, and email notifications will be sent out to staff to prompt them to log in to retrieve the screening data, and intervene with the client/patient, as needed.


Self-Help Tools


The Recovery Checkup platform contains a number of self-help tools that are available to clients/patients to aid in their recovery. These include:

  • 15 different evidenced-based behavioral health screening modules
  • Change Agent motivational interviewing goal-setting tool
  • Cognitive Behavioral reframing tool; and
  • Mind Spa relaxation, mindfulness and meditation audios


Bulk Onboarding


The Recovery Checkup platform’s Bulk Onboarding application enables staff to onboard any number of existing alumni onto the platform using a simple excel file upload. This easy-to-use application requires only a few mouse clicks to onboard up to a thousand or more alumni at one time.


Comparative Metrics


As a subscriber to the Recovery Checkup platform, you will gain access to actionable comparative metrics that will let you know how your treatment and recovery outcomes compare to the other treatment centers and providers that utilize the platform.