NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, is accepting applications for people who want to become trained recovery coaches, which includes “sharing hope and offering help to people struggling with addiction.” 

“This is a volunteer opportunity that has the potential to become a paid position under the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program OORP which connects Emergency Room patients with a Recovery Specialist for peer support.” 

The CFPC will provide the 30-hour Recovery Coach training, free of charge, in February. The deadline to apply for participation in the class is January 31, and a minimum of two years of abstinence based recovery is required. 

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“The Recovery Coach Academy©, developed by CCAR or Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, focuses on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs,” according to the press release.

To apply visit, www.clearprogram.org/recovery-coach-application or contact Katie at 973-940-2966 or katie@centerforprevention.org for more information.