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As RCNC considers our Recovery Community and our larger community, we want to think responsibly and are taking preventative measures to reduce the possible spread of COVID19. Even if we aren’t likely to get very sick from COVID-19, it is recommended that we still practice social distancing to keep from spreading to vulnerable populations, according to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

As the creators of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, we oftentimes get asked about data. Where is the data that supports the Recovery Coach model? Are these trainings based on evidence based practices? These are great questions.As Recovery Coaching is a peer-based service, there hasn't been a need for documentation - and without documentation, there isn't data to report. However, as more and more organizations have begun utilizing coaches to provide support services for those in recovery from alcohol and other addictions, we are finding more and more articles written to show support of this model.

Check out an in-depth look at Recovery Communities of North Carolina and the faces behind the successful recovery program. This cover story will offer readers a glimpse into how the organization is able to successfully lead patients onto a path to recovery and the leading philosophies and missions of those in charge. It also details a bit on the history of the organization and how they promote addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support.

Please welcome RCNC’s newest team member, Sherice Byrd, who will serve as our full time Certified Peer Support Specialist/Care Coordinator and Recovery Coach. Sherice has over 14 years of experience as a CPSS and an advocate for those struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions.  She has over 21 years in long term recovery has been trained as a recovery coach via CCAR.

RCNC Presents the the 2nd cohort of our Certified Recovery-Focused Peer Support training in Wake County beginning in March 2020. This curriculum is the first of its kind in the state of North Carolina with the primary focus being on recovery from substance use disorders. There is also a significant amount of material in the curriculum which will cover co-occurring mental health conditions and its connection to substance use disorders. We are now requiring that every potential participant complete the online application ASAP. Read more...

RCNC is offering the 'Peer Support Supervision Workshop Series' for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches. 1.5 hours CEU will be offered for the trainings, which will begin on March 26th, 2020. These trainings are free and open to the public. Peer Support Specialists can build a fellowship to support each other while increasing their skills. The workshops will take place on the last Thursday of each month at RCNC from 11 AM - 12:30 PM.