April 14, 2021 – HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, New England non-profit, The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), has developed an industry-leading training department that has trained a total of 55,000 individuals and grown markedly during COVID-19. Building on a history of service to the recovery community, CCAR has worked since 1998 to support individuals and communities affected by substance use by providing recovery support services, advocacy efforts, and training initiatives. 

The role of recovery coach as an integral part of systems of care for those affected by substance use disorder (SUD) has grown rapidly in the past ten years, with CCAR leading it’s development by way of personally providing this service in a variety of venues. In 2006, the organization’s leadership saw the need to personally begin creating and providing curricula specifically designed to establish a level of professionalism and legitimacy for this emerging role with the hopes of expanding its availability worldwide. What resulted was the creation of a new department within the organization – CCAR Training. 

Since then, CCAR Training has provided recovery coach training to tens of thousands of individuals domestically in forty different states and abroad in Canada, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom and created a new means for vetting competency among recovery coaches called the Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) designation.  

The global leader in recovery coach training, CCAR Training’s catalog of curricula consists of seven different first-of-its-kind trainings, including the internationally respected “Recovery Coach Academy” (RCA) – a week long immersion in the tenets of recovery coaching, delivered by facilitators widely respected in America’s recovery movement and with extensive experience working in the addiction services field. 


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