Recovery Coaching

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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 Coach Academy (RCA): -  December 11th - 15th, 2017 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Location: Congregation Lion of Judah - 68 Northampton St, Boston, MA 02118
    • Registration Fee: ​N/A
    • To Register: There is a two step application process to be accepted into the RCA

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 Recovery Coach Learning Community has been discontinued until further notice.  If you are interested in joining the RCLC in the future, check back here in January 2018.

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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