Solace Academy

Proven, Scientific and Certified Addiction Recovery Coaching


Solace Academy is the latest in a line of new ventures by Solace Family with Sanctuary Retreat preceding it. The main purpose of the Academy is to institutionalise knowledge acquisition and knowledge sharing and dissemination happening already at Solace and Sanctuary.

Treatment for Addiction and its allied support areas are research-intensive and knowledge centric and this means, an institutional mechanism is required not only to fulfil the Solace’s idea of giving back to the community in terms of knowledge dissemination but also to reinforce the ideas and practices that accompany the unique treatment methodology we follow at Solace.


Currently Solace Academy conducts a course titled Recovery Support Coach Program also known as the RSC Program. Recovery coaching is about promoting recovery by eliminating boundaries and obstacles while serving as a mentor and a role model for those who are seeking recovery from addictions.


This Recovery Coach program is an intensive, three-month course designed to provide people who have completed residential treatment or are in recovery from addictions an opportunity to not only acquire a skill but also continue to practice recovery by offering their services and sharing experiences to other suffering addicts.

This programme is developed as an extension from the treatment approach, integrating community-based recovery focusing on services and support systems in order to maintain recovery as a form of continuum care. The main focus of this programme is to help people who may be in recovery themselves and met the entry requirements by passing an interview by the board, acquire skills to help themselves as well as others stay in recovery from addictions.


Recovery coaches will be equipped with skills to coach and mentor individuals address various areas in their lives impacted by the addictions which may have not been tackled during their treatment process. Some such common areas are: managing finances, employment, housing etc.

Recovery coaches further continue the spiritual aspects of treatment by focusing on skills training, consultations, coaching and being present for the individual requiring help.


Very often, the time spent in a residential treatment setting is insufficient to address all the complex issues that arise or lead to addictions. It is crucial to have the ability to continue recovery while back in the community with a proper support system and network in place. This recovery coach programme helps provide skills to those who are keen to help others and themselves maintain a healthy recovery while in the community. The programme can be employed to effectively link up and tap into community resources in order to maintain recovery from addictions.


  • Self-care and spirituality
  • Difference between coaching and counselling
  • Core competencies in addiction coaching
  • Ethics and professional code of conduct
  • Theories in recovery coaching and counselling
  • Transtheoretical Model of Change
  • Therapeutic models of treatment


Internship – Recovery Coach

  • Meant for people who are or have been taking on some role in the field of addiction therapy.
  • For those in recovery, a minimum of two years of sobriety or 6 months in a residential treatment experience is essential.

Internship – Recovery Coach

  • Must have completed Stage 1 of the Internship Programme.
  • Must have accumulated 15 supervision hours during this period.
  • Completed interview with the Clinical Team and met criteria *

Certified Recovery Support Coach

  • Must have completed Stages 1 and 2.
  • Must have accumulated 25 supervision hours.
  • Completed interview with the Clinical Team and met criteria **
  • For those in recovery, minimum of 2 years of recovery time or equivalent.

Criteria **
Present 2 case studies with a supervisor or counsellor **
Pass a 50 questions MCQ exam **
Submit a 1500 word essay covering :

  • Ability to display intrinsic motivation on intentions to take up this course
  • Ability to show a healthy on going recovery programme for self (if in recovery)
  • Has clear goals and plans for both recovery and self-upgrading

Past Workshops at Solace Asia

Our workshops and seminars are aimed at providing a wide range of cutting-edge topics in the field of substance use disorders and behavioral health, such as Addiction, Treatment, and Preventions. Seminars are taught by our team of experts and Clinical team. Here are a list of our past seminars and workshops.

  1. Certified Recovery Support Coaching - 7 runs
  2. Family Workshop - 15 runs
  3. Introduction to Recovery Support Coaching - 9 runs
           for National Anti Drugs Agency
  4. Introduction to Addiction - 11 runs
           public, for National Anti Drugs Agency
  5. Addiction Management - 5 runs
           for National Anti Drugs Agency
  6. Sistem Keluarga Dalam Ketagihan (Family Systems in Addiction) - 11 runs
           for National Anti Drugs Agency
  7. Peranan Keluarga Dalam Ketagihan (The Role of Family in Addiction) - 4 runs
           for National Anti Drugs Agency
  8. Model rawatan pemulihan, Model 12 Langkah (Addiction Treatment Model - 12 Step Program) - 9 runs
           or National Anti Drugs Agency
  9. Recovery Support Workshop - 5 runs
  10. Role of Covid-19 in Addiction Behaviour and Treatment - 4 runs
  11. Solace Internship Program - University Students - 15 runs
           for national and private universities in Malaysia
  12. Solace Internship Program - Solace Asia RSC - 16 runs
           Solace's training program
  13. Addictive Disorders and Responding to Students - 1 run
           for Ministry of Education, Malaysia (4000 participants)
  14. Evolving Treatment Methodologies in Addiction (ETMA) Conference - 1 run
           Solace's international conference installation


Thank you very much! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Why Choose Us?

Our values make us the best addiction treatment facility in the region.


We offer addiction treatment services to clients and their families. As the first private residential rehab in Malaysia, we set the benchmark for ethical treatment.


We have the ability to provide treatment not only in English, but also Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, Cantonese and even Arabic! We are truly local yet global.


All our treatment has the Asian culture embedded in our modalities. We are 100% locally owned and operated agency, every center in Asia are owned by expatriates.


We don't only do Addiction Treatment, we also teach it! We are a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. We are also on Udemy, the worlds largest education platform.

Contact Us Today!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.