At Communities for Recovery we say, “Give to Keep.” As a trained Peer Recovery Coach, you can keep your sobriety strong by giving support and guidance to others who are newer to recovery.

Communities for Recovery is proud to provide a structured way for individuals who have lived experience in recovery to help others along their recovery journeys.

Our training is your first step towards becoming certified. You will learn how to draw from your own experiences and recovery best practices to be an effective coach and mentor. The training is offered several times throughout the year, on weekdays and weekends.

Contact Training and Leadership Coordinator training@cforr.org with questions.

To become a Peer Recovery Coach, you must be age 18 or older, have lived experience with recovery, and have at least one year of continuous sobriety. It is also important that you are comfortable with publicly identifying as a person in recovery, and that you have a desire to help others with their recovery process.
Through lectures, discussions, and role plays, you will obtain a strong foundation in the core competencies of a recovery coach, including strength-based goal planning, social support, linkage to services, and building recovery capital. You will finish the training understanding the roles and responsibilities of a recovery coach and the process for obtaining certification.
The cost for the five-day Peer Support Specialist Training is $425, which includes breakfast each day and snacks. Additional expenses you may want to budget for are travel, overnight accommodations, and evening meals. Scholarships may be available, contact our training coordinator at training@cforr.org with questions.
To become a certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist in the State of Texas, you must meet the minimum education and residency requirements, verify your education and training, complete 250 hrs. of  work experience (volunteer or paid) with 25 hrs. supervision, pass the International Peer Examination, and pay a fee for your certificate. The certification is valid for two years once you have earned it. Learn more at https://www.tcbap.org/page/PeerCertificationApplications.

Upcoming Training Dates

RSPS Initial 6 Hour Core Training- May 17, 2019 and June 28, 2019

RSPS/PRSS 46 Hour training-July 15-19, 2019

RSPS Training Application 2019

Download and complete the application to the best of your ability, and send it to our training coordinator at training@cforr.org Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for a brief interview.

Naloxone Training

Every Friday
Offered to the public at NO cost!
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Communities for Recovery
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 635
Austin, TX 78751
Brought to you courtesy of the Austin Area Opioid Workgroup and Communities for Recovery, contact phil.owen@cforr.org for more info!

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Learn how to respond to an overdose emergency

Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency.

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Being a peer recovery coach and volunteer was a real boost to my recovery at that time. Not just that I have helped other people on their journey to recovery, but it continues to keep my sobriety at an active level. I can’t keep my sobriety strong if I don’t give it away.

Valerie Milburn, Board Chair & Volunteer, Communities for Recovery
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