Recovery Coach Academy

RCA ManualNew training dates for Recovery Coach Academy

May 16, 2016 – May 20, 2016

Registration Deadline 5/6/16

 Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC) is pleased to offer the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA). This training is for individuals who are or want to be involved in the recovery initiation of others and want to become a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in addiction recovery. Applicants can be individuals in addiction recovery, a family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery friend/ally.

Recovery Coaching is a peer-based addiction 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.

The training will cover the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model for peer specialist roles and responsibilities.

Dates: Monday May 16, 2016 through Friday May 20, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm. (Registration on day 1 begins at 8:30am)
Location: Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse

1121 Situs Court, #325, Raleigh, NC 27606

Cost: $200, includes the manual, training supplies and daily refreshments
Payment: Check/money order made out to RCNC and mailed to

RCNC, 3540 Maitland Drive, Suite 107A, Raleigh, NC 27610

Participants will receive a CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Certificate at the end of the training, with enhanced skills for working with individuals in or seeking addiction recovery. No certificates will be issued for partial completion.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Betty Currier, CCAR RCA Master Trainer, or (607) 287-2106.

–> Download the RCA application here <–

Please email attached application to

 This training is approved by NCSAPPB for 30 CEUs, and may be used to meet continuing education requirements for the North Carolina CPSS.