Recovery Coaching

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Access to Recovery provides Recovery Coaching services to our ATR Participants.

What is a Recovery Coach?

A Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. A Recovery Coach links the recoveree to "indigenous communities of recovery and addresses complex co-occurring problems that inhibit successful recovery." 

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



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.  The goal of the Learning Community is to create a supportive network of competent recovery coaches and allows recovery coaches to learn from their peers.  The Learning Community provides a platform for recovery coaches to learn about strategies and resources for effective coaching; to receive support and guidance; and, to share your wisdom and lessons learned.

The ATR Recovery Learning Community has been discontinued and will re-emerge as the BSAS Recovery Learning Community within the next few months.  If you attended Recovery Coach Academy or Recovery Coach Supervisor training, you will be receiving a survey to assist with future planning of the recovery learning community.  Please keep an eye out for it in your email.   

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, forms and related information can be found at these links below:

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