Recovery Academy

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.

Training Dates

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)

PRCI Application

Download and complete the application to the best of your ability, and send it to Selinda Stockley at She will review your application, and reach out to schedule a brief interview.

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Naloxone Training

Every Friday beginning July 13, 2018
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 for more info!

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Peer Recovery Coach Training - All of Texas

Resources for Recovery Coaches

C4R Recovery Coach Resource Folder

Forms, tools, guides, training docs, etc. for recovery coaches.


PRS Certification Steps and Requirements (after the training class)

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.


Recovery Coach Resources Facebook Group

Facebook group to support recovery coaches and recovery coach trainers (closed group, must request membership).


Recovery Webinars from NAADAC


Check out our Youtube Training Playlist

Job Listings for Recovery Coaches

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations Recovery Support Specialist

Be sure to enter search terms for location.


Mission Capital

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."