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Anchor Recovery Center of NNY strives to provide quality training to peers
who are interested in becoming Certified Recovery Peer Advocates.

Recovery Coach Academy

What is a Recovery Coach

A 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor, and support anyone who would like to enter or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask good questions, and discover, and manage their own stuff. 

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

Recovery Coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past few years. The issue of ethical considerations has been discussed in many circles, yet formal training has been lacking for recovery coaches. This 16-hour training addresses this critical need.

Spirituality and Recovery Coaching

The purpose of this program is to help you as a recovery coach understand what spirituality is and how you would help someone in their own process of discovering spirituality. This two-day course will help you explore your own beliefs and values as it comes to spirituality. This training will provide you with the tools and resources needed as a recovery coach, so you can speak about spirituality in a way that is accepting of others.  

Recovery Coaching and Professionalism

CART is dedicated to building training programs to support this movement, so that coaches can regularly refine their craft of actively listening, asking good questions, and managing their own stuff. There are high standards of excellence for our trainings programs and because of this and our expectations of what we feel make good Recovery Coaches, CART is constantly asked to help agencies looking to employ CCAR trained Recovery Coaches.

Recovery Coaching in an Emergency Department

12 CEUs

Recovery Coaching continues to gain momentum throughout the country, and with good reason. Recovery Coaches can, and do, connect people to long-term and sustained recovery. More and more, coaches are being utilized in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, police stations, drug courts, treatment centers, and most notably Emergency Department. The need for skilled coaches who can easily adapt and work in a fast-paced ED setting is growing exponentially. As providers of the CT ED Recovery Coaches program, we have learned a great deal about the different training needs of those who choose to serve in this unique role. 

Recovery Basics for Parents

12 CEUs

Over the last two years, CCAR has been overwhelmed with requests from family & friends who want to understand and support the recovery of their loved ones. We are thrilled to offer this unique learning opportunity, designed specifically for you. We hope it will answer many of your questions, as well as provide you with practical tools to use in support of your loved one. Much like the journey of recovery, this training provides you with an emotionally rich experience…whether you use it to improve your family relationships or apply it to your own recovery…you will be transformed.

Naloxone (Narcan) Training

Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this life-saving medication without prescription at certain community-based organizations (for free) and at pharmacies that have agreed to participate in our voluntary standing order program (with insurance or out-of-pocket). Anchor Recovery Center of NNY has trained staff who can train community members in administering Naloxone. Training is offered for free, Naloxone Kits are offered on sight for emergency situations or can be picked up from a local pharmacy.

Science of Addiction & Recovery

Science of Addiction & Recovery (SOAR), is a ground-breaking training, originally funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). SOAR was designed to start the conversation about addiction and recovery to a wide range of audiences, including: law enforcement, schools, parent and family groups, health care providers, housing and child welfare agencies, recovery support providers and more.

Best Practice Trainers

Anchor Recovery Center of NNY has certified trainers on staff who are certified as Best Practice Trainers. Best Practice Trainers provide comprehensive training and support to budding peer professionals.

Best Practice Trainers:

  • conduct a face-to-face screening interview
  • provide all 46 hours of NYCB-approved training (Both RCA + Ethics, or other approved curriculum)
  • mentor students through the CRPA certification process:
      * may assist with obtaining volunteer hours,
      * provide resources to prepare for the exam and
      * write a letter of recommendation.
  • host a monthly student learning collaborative
  • provide certification renewal training