Recovery Coaching

What is Recovery Coaching?

A Recovery Coach promotes recovery by serving as a client's individual guide and mentor. This coach empowers the individual in their personal journey towards recovery offering hope; while providing advocacy, guidance, motivation and knowledge.

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Reverend Eustace Payne discusses Recovery Coaching at Bethel AME

Who Can Be a Recovery Coach?

  • The coach must work under the auspices of an approved ATR Provider
  • The provider that hires the coach must provide the coach with supervision on a regular basis
  • All coaches must complete the specialized Recovery Coach Academy training

Recovery Coaching Resources

Recovery Coach Learning Community 

The Massachusetts Recovery Coach Learning Community is a monthly discussion group open to everyone who has completed the Recovery Coach Academy training.  Meetings take place virtually – meaning that we use technology (phones and computers) to come together and share information.

The goal of the Learning Community is to create a supportive network of competent recovery coaches.  The meeting is co-facilitated, with topics generated by emerging issues and needs determined by the community.
The Recovery Coach Learning Community allows Recovery Coaches to learn from their peers.  Join us to hear about how recovery coaching is being implemented in different settings; to learn about strategies and resources for effective coaching; to receive support and guidance; and, to share your wisdom and lessons learned.

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Recovery Coach Certification

You can now become credentialed as a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) in Massachusetts. The credentialing process is managed by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Please contact them at (508) 842-8707 with questions. Application requirements, instructions, and forms can be found here:

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