Recovery Coach

The Training series “Developing Community-based Recovery Support Systems” consists of two curricula. It provides knowledge and skills on peer-led and community-based interventions to those serving in the community as recovery coaches or those aspiring to become one.  It helps participants understand addiction, recovery, what is covered under the term “recovery support” and to address substance use related problems among affected individuals, families and communities. By learning to place focus on recovery (a solution) rather than on addiction (a problem), recovery coaches would not only be offering a valuable resource, but also affirming the reality of hope. The series will also prepare the participants for GCCC Recovery Coach Credentials.

Curriculum 1 is a five-day training that provides an understanding to the participants on:

  • The science of addiction and recovery

  • The need for recovery support in affected communities

  • The relapsing nature of the disease of addiction

  • Strength-based approaches to recovery support

  • Stigma and its effects on addiction and recovery

  • Recovery Support for women, youth and criminal justice experience.

  • The role of the family and Community  in recovery

Curriculum 2 on the other hand is a four -day course that discusses recovery in a bigger context by providing an overview of the evolution of the concept and development of the recovery movement around the globe. The curriculum helps participants to:

  • Explore the concept of recovery, its guiding principles and describe recovery-oriented support systems;

  • Review the role of peer support in recovery;

  • Understand core competencies of recovery coaches;

  • Define and determine the ethical boundaries and guidelines in recovery coaching.

  • Discuss strategies that recovery coaches can use to develop individual recovery plan based on understanding of recovery as an ongoing holistic process;

  • Identify emerging trends in addiction recovery.

  • Discuss how HIV/AIDS can be addressed in substance use disorder practices and communities.