RECOVERY COACH CERTIFICATION COURSES
WHAT IS A RECOVERY COACH?
A Recovery Coach is someone who has been trained and certified to assist and mentor you throughout your Recovery. A Co-Pilot in your new life.
HOW WILL A RECOVERY COACH HELP ME?
A Recovery Coach will help you with real life problem solving. He/She will offer experience, an outside perspective and knowledge to help move you forward. A "Sober Shadow" of sorts! He/She will provide you with valuable resources, help you build strong life skills, assist you in job searching, and supporting your new clean & sober amazing life!!!
BECOME A CERTIFIED RECOVERY COACH
As is the case with many of the best addiction treatment professionals, a majority of recovery coaches are members of recovery programs themselves. They have a true understanding of abstinence and recovery, based on their own experience. To quote a phrase from the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous:“the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.”
Developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at COA is a week-long training opportunity designed for those interested in serving as a recovery coach. It is the first peer-based recovery coaching and training program designed for people interested in guiding individuals into and through long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. The next scheduled training dates are:
Dates: May 14th - 20th, 2018
Times: May 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (6-9pm) - May 19 & 20 (8am - 5pm)
Location: Howell Police Department - 300 Old Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731
A CCAR Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers & obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide & mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. It is invaluable for anyone – counselors, teachers, health care professionals, volunteers, group leaders, community activists, parents, spouses and other family members – working or living with addiction sufferers.
This is a practical, results-oriented training that will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a recovery coach and will explain the various roles played by a recovery coach. The program will provide participants with the tools & resources most useful in providing recovery support services. It will also teach skills to access vital recovery resources within the community.
Because it is founded on a philosophy of “meeting your addict where they’re at”, this program teaches how to support the recovery of virtually anyone challenged by addiction. Participants will be able to:
- Describe the roles and functions of a recovery coach
- List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
- Build skills to enhance relationships
- Discuss co-occurring disorders and medicated assisted recovery
- Describe stages of change and their applications
- Experience wellness planning
- Practice newly acquired skills
CONGRATULATIONS! Due to an overwhelming response, this class is closed. We have set up multiple additional free trainings for those who have applied, you will receive an email shortly confirming your group. Thank you for being part of the solution!