Peer Recovery


Peer recovery coaching is the process of giving non-clinical assistance to persons in recovery from substance use disorders. A peer recovery coach uses the life experience of recovery, combined with training, to assist others in starting and maintaining sobriety.


What is a Peer Recovery Coach (PRC)?

  • A Peer Recovery Coach provides support services to individuals in recovery for substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Helps clients in achieving sustained recovery from their SUD by building resources and community support networks.

  • Respond to client's concerns by identifying, developing, and expanding upon their strengths and capacities.

  • Assist clients in accessing and effectively using community resources related to housing, medical care, education, vocational training, and access to social, spiritual or leisure activities, etc. before, during, and after services.

Minimum requirements to become a PRC

  • 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

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

If you would like to be contacted by FAN regarding a position as a Peer or Family Recovery Coach and to attend one of the trainings, hit the links below. You will be contacted shortly. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a FAN Peer Recovery Coach!

Saginaw Area Peer & Family Coach Training

Dates: March 6, 7, 8, 15 & 16
(Must attend all 5 days)
Time: 9 am-4:30 pm 
Delta College
1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710

Sign Up For Saginaw Area Family Coaching

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will:

  • Describe Recovery Coach role and functions

  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery

  • Build skills to enhance relationships

  • Explore the many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching

  • Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story

  • Understand the stages of recovery

  • Describe the stages of change and their applications

  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege

  • Address ethical and boundaries issues

  • Experience recovery wellness planning

  • Practice newly acquired skills

Families Against Narcotcs
18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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