The Recovery Academy at Communities for Recovery is a program to provide educational opportunities that benefit the whole community. Recovery classes may include a wide variety of subjects related to recovery from substance use disorder. Our feature training is the Peer Recovery Coach Institute. Read more about it below and if you're interested in participating, download an application.
Peer Recovery Coach Institute
The Peer Recovery Coach Institute (PRCI) is a five-day training designed for people with lived experience in recovery from substance use who would like to support others as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), generally referred to as a "peer recovery coach," or simply "recovery coach." This training provides a basic understanding of the core competencies of a recovery coach such as strength-based goal planning, social support, and linkage to services, to build recovery capital. As a participant you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of a recovery coach as well as the steps to obtain supervised internship and certification. Special emphasis is placed on ethical responsibility and cultural competency. The cost for the training is $320.
April 30 - May 4 (Mon - Fri)
June 22 - 24 & June 30 - July 1 (Weekends)
July 20 - 22 & July 28 - 29 (Weekends)
October 1 - 5 (Mon - Fri)
November 12 - 16 (Mon - Fri)
Download and complete the application to the best of your ability, and send it to Selinda Stockley at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will review your application, and reach out to schedule a brief interview.
Peer Recovery Coach Training - All of Texas
Resources for Recovery Coaches
Forms, tools, guides, training docs, etc. for recovery coaches.
A summary of the steps and requirements to complete the testing, application, and certification to become a peer recovery support specialist for substance use disorder in Texas after a person has taken the 46 hour PRS training.
Facebook group to support recovery coaches and recovery coach trainers (closed group, must request membership).
Job Listings for Recovery Coaches
Be sure to enter search terms for location.
Positions at nonprofits in Austin and throughout Central Texas, including jobs, internships and board seats. Be sure to enter search terms like "Peer Support Specialist."