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When someone is new to or seeking recovery, everyday life can be a huge challenge. It can be like trying to get somewhere you’ve never been—without a map. That’s why Families Against Narcotics designed a Recovery Coaching program called Navigate, which acts as sort of a GPS on the road to recovery, providing DIRECTION to both individuals and families who have been affected by substance use disorder.

PEER COACHING

What is a Peer Recovery Coach?

  • Walks side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders

  • Creates a unique relationship grounded in trust

  • Helps individuals create their own recovery plans

  • Provides emotional and influential support while sharing connections to community resources

  • Removes barriers while providing hope, motivation and encouragement

  • Connects individuals with life skills and resources 
     

Why work with a Peer Recovery Coach?

There are strong testimonies of the positive impact peer recovery support has on recovery journeys. While research is still ongoing, there is rising evidence that people receiving peer recovery coaching show improvements on a range of recovery outcomes.

  • Increased self-worth and empowerment

  • Reduced relapse rates

  • Improved relationships with family, friends and in the community

  • Increased engagement with treatment/recovery services

  • Decreased criminal justice involvement
     

This is a free service.

Interested in becoming a Peer Recovery Coach?

  • 2 continuous years substance-free

  • CCAR Certification or ability to attend 5 Day CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at no cost ($850 value). Must attend all 5 days to receive achievement certificate. Registration is required.

  • Attend a 16-hour CCAR Ethics class within 6 months of hire

  • Pass a background check and sex offender registry check

  • Pass a drug screen within 48 hours of being offered a position

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Available to work on a contractual basis with FAN. (Position & hours are not guaranteed.)

  • This is a paid position.

FAMILY COACHING

Here's what you need:

  • Lived experienced with someone with substance use disorder

  • Compassion to help other families heal

  • Attend 5 Day CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at no cost ($850 value). Must attend all 5 days to receive achievement certificate. Registration is required.

  • Knowledge or experience with support groups (FA, Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, etc) preferred but not required

  • Attend an additional 3-hour local new-hire orientation class 

  • Pass a background check and a sex offender registry check

  • Pass a drug screen within 48 hours of being offered a position

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Available to work on a part-time contractual basis with FAN. (Position & hours are not guaranteed.)

  • This is a paid position

What is a Family Recovery Coach?

  • Provides support and guidance to families who have a loved one struggling

  • Develops strategies to create positive change throughout the family dynamic

  • Assists to create a calm, non-judgmental environment

  • Helps family members establish healthy boundaries

  • Guides them to additional community resources

How does it work?

  • Our coaches can work with a single family member or the entire family.

  • Participants should be open to considering alternative methods of communication and behavioral actions. 

  • One-hour coaching sessions generally occur once or twice a week at an agreed upon time and place (up to 24 sessions). 

This is a free service.

Interested in becoming a Family Recovery Coach?

This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) T/-18-015, awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of SAMHSA or MDHHS.

FAN offers Interpretative/Mobility Services. If you are interested in Peer Recovery Coaching, but need assistance due to limited English language proficiency or hearing/sight/physical impairment, please contact us at fan@familiesagainstnarcotics.org, or call 586-438-8500.