Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)

A recovery community organization that has been a leader in the training of peer recovery coaches and their placement into crucial settings to deliver services

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a recovery community organization that is a leader in training recovery coaches. In addition to recovery coaching, CCAR offers many other recovery support services

  • They support five recovery community centers across Connecticut that provide peer-delivered recovery support services such as mutual aid meetings, recovery-focused social events, and family support groups
  • Offer a telephone recovery support line
  • Influence policy, organize and mobilize the recovery community, and put a face and voice to recovery
  • Assist people in early recovery with employment through the Recovery Oriented Employment Services (ROES) Program
  • Assist people in early recovery with recovery housing

CCAR has developed a training academy that has produced certified recovery coaches throughout the United States. These peer-delivered services have been integrated into emergency departments, recovery community centers, and outreach efforts. 

More information on the history of CCAR and its emphasis on peer-delivered services can be found here

Over 45,000 people have attended their five-day, intensive recovery coach training model. 

Continuum of Care
Type of Evidence
Response Approach
Family Support
Housing, Education, and Employment
Recovery coaching
Peer-reviewed Article

Evidence of Program Effectiveness

The services provided by this program have not been formally evaluated, although, in general, evidence for recovery coaching is emerging and promising. 

CCAR reports training over 45,000 recovery coaches globally.