There are many challenges in the journey to recovery. A Peer Recovery Coach is someone who has truly walked in your shoes and can help guide you along the way.
The Peer Recovery Coaching program is at the heart of Communities for Recovery.
Individuals who have lived experience in recovery are trained and certified as Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) who provide nonjudgmental support and guidance to others who are newer to recovery.
If you are interested in peer recovery coach services, drop by the center, call or email to get connected to a coach. If you want to learn more about becoming a coach, check out the PRC Training Program.
Anyone who is experiencing any type of addiction and/or mental health conditions can request a Peer Recovery Coach. To become a Peer Recovery Coach, you must have lived experience with recovery and at least one year of sobriety. You also need to become certified as a peer recovery support specialist (PRS) through our Peer Recovery Institute.
Although they are trained helping professionals, Peer Recovery Coaches are not the same as sponsors, caseworkers, or clinicians. They don’t have to follow a specific treatment plan or program. Instead, they draw from their own lived experience, creativity, and wisdom to help guide and support someone earlier on in a recovery journey.
A Peer Recovery Coach serves as a trusted source of understanding, support and mentoring. The Coach collaborates with their peer in early recovery to help that person set goals, build strengths, and connect to resources that help support recovery. Peer Recovery Coaches work in our center and out in community settings to help individuals get what they need to strengthen their sobriety.