The WRA actively promotes Recovery Coaching in Washington state, including supporting trainings and advocating for funding for Recovery Coaching services.
What is a Recovery Coach?
A Recovery Coach serves as a mentor a person in impacted by substance use disorder. Recovery Coaches help to proactively identify and overcome barriers to recovery, connect the person to the recovery community, and assist the person in executing elements of their treatment/case management plan, and provide hope and motivation for recovery. Recovery Coaches can engage with individuals at any state in the recovery process, including active addiction and early recovery. Recovery Coaches can work in inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health treatment agencies, in emergency departments, in conjunction with law enforcement, as part of drug courts, and in other venues.
How do I become a Recovery Coach?
To become a Recovery Coach, one must participate in a Recovery Coach Academy, a 30 hour training program.
Our wonderful partner, Community Minded Enterprises, tracks Recovery Coach Academies in Washington state. To find a Recovery Coach Academy near you, please check their events calendar for items coded blue.
Code of Ethics
All WRA-affiliated Recovery Coaches agree to abide by the WRA Recovery Coach Code of Ethics.