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Recovery Training

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N.Y.S. Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate Training

Become an ASAP-New York Certification Board (ASAP-NYCB)  Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) and/or Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA).

We are an authorized Friends of Recovery – NY (FOR-NY)
Best Practices Training Facility.

We provide the three courses that comprise the foundational 50-hour training minimum required for ASAP-NYCB certification (both CARC and CRPA).


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What is a Recovery Coach?
What is CCAR?

What is a Recovery Coach?

A Recovery Coach promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and or other drugs.

What is CCAR?

IHNO is an authorized facilitator of the nationally recognized Recovery Coach Academy, the leading training program for Recovery Coaches worldwide, The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) The program focuses on the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching and is based on the fundamentals of coaching excellence. 


Come learn what it takes to serve others as a Recovery Coach by attending one of our programs, which are now offered online.  All are welcome.

As an authorized facilitator, we model what it is we want to see in recovery coaches - the ability to treat people as resources by actively listening and asking good questions, all while discovering and managing their own stuff.  It may sound simple, but being able to achieve this goal takes considerable skill.  We like to think of it as the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching.   Our trainings cover both.  Not only do you walk away with the skills, but our programs provide an opportunity to practice and develop your own art!

Medication Assisted Treatment / Medication Supported Recovery
Recovery Coach Academy

Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)

30 credits, $500 Registration Fee

This 30-hour course is your first step towards becoming a NYS Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) or Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA). This training is one of the best trainings for anyone interested in becoming a Recovery Coach or Peer Advocate because it provides the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their recovery journey.

It can also help someone heal from the devastating effects of addiction (Family, Friends, Community, etc.) and help deepen their understanding and support of those affected by Substance Use Disorder  (SUD). Studies have shown that people do not recover in treatment, but that they recover in their communities. This training can be a community tool for helping recoveree’s start / maintain a successful recovery.

This curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • Recovery Core Values & Principles

  • Spectrum of Attitudes

  • Recovery Coach “Lanes of Responsibility”

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Values / Differences

  • Stigmas & Labels

  • Story & Issues of Self Disclosure

  • Stages of Recovery

  • Pathways of Recovery

  • Stages of Change

  • Culture & Cultural Competence

  • Power & Privilege

  • Recovery Capital – Resource Development

  • Basic Ethics & Boundaries

  • Wellness Planning

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches / Peer Advocates (CCAR)

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

16 credits, $300 Registration Fee

This 16 hour training addresses this critical need. Based on the widely used Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Peer-based Recovery Support Services by William White and PRO-ACT (2007). This training was designed to help coaches, and anyone else working in the peer role, to understand how critical it is to be ethically responsible. 


Using presentations, small group work, and role play  to address many areas including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues.

Participants who complete this training will:

  • Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important when performing Recovery Coach Service

  • Learn how to stay in your lane as a recovery coach

  • Understand the decision making process

  • Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions

  • Apply the new learning to your every day work as a Specialist or PA

Upcoming Trainings

Medication Supported Recovery (MSR)

4 credits, $100 Registration Fee

This 4-hour course discusses the Pros/Cons of, stigmas/labels associated with, various medications available for, and how to support the Recoveree’s choice of using MAT/MSR in their personal recovery journey.


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