What is a recovery coach?
A Recovery Coach is a peer who has direct experience with alcohol & /or drug addiction recovery, and who completes training to provide an array of support services. The Recovery Coach helps open the door for people wanting to begin the recovery process by meeting with a person to help her/him find community based support and resources for a healthy recovery. The coach and recovering person work together to create a Recovery Wellness Plan. Recovery coaches go through an intensive 30 hour training. Many of our coaches have sustained long term recovery and offer many years of experience without the use of alcohol/drugs. Coaches serve as a personal guide and mentor, suggesting strategies and resources to aid in managing the transformative nature of recovery and empower the recoveree to sustain a life in recovery.
MAAR utilizes the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model of recovery coaching. This training focuses on the following: Guiding Principles of Recovery, Distinguishing the Addiction Counselor/Recovery Coach and Sponsor/Guide, Keeping up with changes, Boundary Issues, Self-Care, Referral Skills, Crisis Intervention, Recovery Wellness Plan, Cultural Competence, Professional Development, Sexual Harassment, Values and Differences, Pathways to Recovery, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Spirituality and Religion, Privilege and Power, Listening and Communication Skills and much more covered in our training’s.
Who is helped by a recovery coach?
Someone who is just starting out on their recovery journey or who might be in recovery and needs specific help to sustain their recovery efforts.
Who can become a recovery coach?
Anybody that is willing to promote and support recovery by serving as a mentor and guide to those seeking recovery or already in recovery.
Why might I want to become a recovery coach?
Many recovering individuals tell us that it helps their own recovery to be of service to others who are struggling. This new role of Recovery Coach offers the chance to help other peers who may be struggling to connect with others in recovery. This training provides new skills and opportunities to assist others.
For more information on the MAAR Recovery Coach Training please contact Darren Ripley @ 621-4111 or email@example.com