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Healthy Acadia to Offer Recovery Coach Academy in September

Ellsworth –  Are you are interested in supporting others along their journey to recovery? Are you an individual in long-term recovery from substance use, a friend or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally? Healthy Acadia is offering the Recovery Coach Academy, a 30-hour training session developed by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), September 24 to September 27, 2019, at the Ramada Inn, 215 High Street, Ellsworth. The Academy is for those interested in serving as peer-to-peer coaches for individuals seeking recovery from substance use. The training will run from 8:30AM to 5:00PM each day.

Recovery Coach Academy, led by Healthy Acadia’s, CCAR-authorized Recovery Coach trainers, Terri Woodruff, and Denise Black, is a highly interactive 4-day training using curriculum developed by the CCAR that provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their own recovery process. For more information about recovery coaching and the CCAR model, visit www.ccar.us.

The Recovery Coach Academy is being offered at no cost to participants through the Maine Alliance for Recovery Coaching (Maine-ARC). Maine-ARC, launched in July by Healthy Acadia, with support from Maine’s Governor Janet Mills and the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), supports volunteer-driven, community recovery coaching throughout Hancock, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington counties. Through Maine-ARC, Healthy Acadia and partners collaborate with health care and treatment centers, jails, drug courts, pre-release sites, social service, and law enforcement agencies, and other community partners across the five counties to implement highly effective, community-based recovery coaching systems to support those seeking recovery from substance use disorders, with an emphasis on opioid use disorders.

While the session will be offered at no cost to participants, pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to residents of Hancock and Washington counties who are interested in serving as volunteer Recovery Coaches in their communities. Participants will receive the Recovery Coach manual and, upon full course completion, 30 CEU’s that will be issued by CCAR.

To access the link to the online registration form, please visit www.HealthyAcadia.org or find Healthy Acadia on Facebook.

For more information about the Recovery Coach Academy, Maine-ARC, or recovery coaching services in your community, please contact: Denise Black at 667-7171 or by email at [email protected]; or Terri Woodruff at 255-3741 or by email at [email protected].

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