Choices © Peer Recovery Coach Training

Looking To Begin Your Journey As A Peer Recovery Coach?

Peer Recovery Coaches possess powerful experiential knowledge that can aid others in initiating and sustaining recovery. This Course is designed to harness the power of the experiential knowledge and combine it with research and knowledge to provide the necessary skills to become an effective and ethical recovery coach. Participants will gain a strong foundation of the roles of a peer recovery coach and how the roles are different from other traditional and existing support methods. Participants will be introduced to the many concepts and skills involved in effective recovery coaching and prepare them for professional roles to serve their communities as peer support advocates. This is a five-day training. 30 CEs will be awarded for completion.

This training is designed for individuals that are looking to begin their journey as a peer recovery support specialist or peer recovery coach in the substance use field. Or, for those who are looking to learn how to better engage with those who suffer from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Participants often include individual in recovery, family members, law enforcement, first responders, social workers, community partners, policy makers, CASA’s or GALs, or anyone that has been affected by or from SUD.


  • Learn about Peer Delivery service and why it's gaining traction throughout the world.
  • Gain a foundational understanding of addiction and the brain
  • Understand common behaviors of addiction
  • Learn foundational skills of active listening and motivational interviewing
  • Learn and clarify roles of a recovery coach and understand staying in lane
  • Gain an understanding of what recovery coaching is
  • Gain an understanding of stages of change and stages of recovery
  • Understand solution-focused engagement
  • Learn how to discuss reuse prevention plans
  • Understand the importance of SMART Goals setting with recoverees
  • Gain an understanding of Harm Reduction
  • Learn about the importance of self-care, compassion fatigue & burnout

This training, in it's entirety is 30 hours of continuing education hours. Participants must attend all days for certificate.

Choices Trainings are approved for Initial Certification and continuing education in Florida, Maryland, NH, and National Association for Addiction Drug Counselors (NAADAC) - pre approved in AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WV


Pre-approval for continuing education in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, NM, NY, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY and Iowa

This training, as approved by NAADAC, is accepted by the NBCC, NASW and ACADC. Visit NAADAC for more information.

This training is the foundational training for most state's Peer credential, as well as the National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) credential. Choices all provides additional trainings to meet the credential requirements such HIV/AIDS, Ethical Foundations, Motivational Interviewing, and more. Visit our training page.

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Begins Wednesday Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 21 (must attend all five days)

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A Little About Your Trainer

Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings was founded in 2018 by Ginger Ross. She has authored all of the trainings offered by Choices, Peer Recovery Support Trainings.

In 2019, after her work in the field as program manager for some state funded peer coach programs, specifically, Sober Parenting Journey, Strength To Succeed, while also still providing trainings, she decided to create her own Peer Recovery Coach Training

Choices Peer Coach Recovery Trainings pioneer the way in bridging the gap between addiction, abuse and recovery by supporting peer recovery coaches on their journeys forward, providing the foundation required to realize their potential and sustain success in this critical, but challenging field.

Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings © are nationally approved peer recovery coach trainings, designed to provide effective knowledge, skills and tools for those seeking to better understand recovery, recovery coaching, faith-based peer coaching, and peer recovery support work. Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings provide the foundational skills necessary to begin working in the recovery field.