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.