Locals complete peer recovery coach training
CLAREMONT — Twenty-six community members, neighbors and representatives from area organizations have completed 30 hours of training to learn skills needed to facilitate recovery, become certified recovery coaches and to fully understand all that this role entails.
This committed group of newly trained CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction and Recovery) recovery coaches is working with Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network, Hope for Recovery of NH, New Futures of New Hampshire, and other state agencies to develop supports and help provide resources for individuals, family members and peers who may know someone suffering from a substance abuse (misuse) disorder.
Sullivan County is in need of intensive substance abuse (misuse) treatment, but there is a shortage of providers throughout the state and these new recovery coaches are stepping up and trying to help fill this need.
Becoming an addict is not a choice, but rather a physiological disorder. An individual with an addiction needs to deal with their health issues as does a patient with a bad heart. This all starts with the recovery. With the help of peer recovery coaches, we can better provide the support that’s needed to move from addiction to recovery and maintaining wellness.
The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network is a collaborative of county, municipal, health and human service agencies, schools and community groups that are working together to improve the region’s capacity and capability to manage all health emergencies, including the deadly opiod epidemic in Sullivan County and throughout the entire country.