What is a Recovery Coach – NH

A Recovery Coach is anybody who is interested in aiding in the evidence based model of peer to peer recovery. Peer to peer recovery model is used in mental heath and substance use arenas. You do not have to be in recovery yourself, nor do you have to know someone who is, you need only the desire to help others, on a peer to peer level, in their recovery journey.

What Recovery Coaches do:

  • Help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in their recovery from substance use disorder or addiction.
  • Promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
  • Serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery

Who is this training for?

This training is for individuals who are involved in the recovery initiation of others and/or are in sustained recovery themselves and want to become a Recovery Coach or a Certified Recovery Support Worker for people seeking or already in recovery.

Recovery Coaching is a peer-based recovery support service that is non-clinical and designed to engage others beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance. Similar peer interventions in clinical settings have been shown to improve engagement and retention of people seeking services. It is also known that long-term treatment and/or recovery outcomes are improved by assertive linkages to community-based recovery supports such as Recovery Coaching.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will:

  • Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching
  • Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story
  • Understand the stages of recovery
  • Describe the stages of change and their applications
  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundaries issues
  • Experience recovery wellness planning
  • Practice newly acquired skills

30 Continue Education credits are awarded as well as becoming a Trained Recovery Coach. These CEs can be used towards NHs CRSW Licensure status. The Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) is the next step in furthering one’s professional development in the substance use field in New Hampshire. For more information on this State credential click on the link above marked CRSW info.