Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy

Trainings at this time are for residents of Monroe, LaCrosse, Vernon and CRAWFORD (new addition) Counties only.

The next training will be from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM on April 22nd, 24th, 29th, May 1st, 6th and 8th, 2024!!!!!

Attendees MUST complete all of all six sessions as well as the pre-work for each session. Trainings are virtual via Zoom and you MUST have a computer, laptop, or tablet with one participant per device – not just a phone.  Please ask us for assistance if this is a problem for you.

Please send an email indicating your interest to: [email protected] to get your name on the list to register for this Recovery Coach Academy.  

This course typically costs $850 per person.  We require a $100 deposit that will be returned to you if you complete the course AND get your certificate.  The rest will be covered for you by grant funding.  Please ask about scholarships if this is a concern for you.

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is a 30 hour intensive training focused on providing the skills needs to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery and serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion for Recovery Coach Academy. CCAR certified Recovery Coach Academy trainers will be leading the class.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy participants will be trained to:

  • Describe Recovery Coach role and functions

  • List components, core values and guiding principles of recovery

  • Build skills to enhance relationships

  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching

  • Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story

  • Understand the stages of recovery

  • Describe the stages of change and applications

  • Increase awareness of culture, power and privilege

  • Address ethical and boundaries issues

  • Experience recovery wellness planning

  • Practice newly acquired skills

To learn more about being a Recovery Coach, please visit

Interested in signing up for Recovery Coach Academy? Contact us today to get more information!