Recovery Coach Role – Tools, Articles and Websites that support the Work

Racial Equity Tools offer tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.

The DBHIDS’ interactive toolkit is designed to support behavioral health agencies integrating peer providers into their service settings. The Toolkit incorporates many of promising practices and resources that have emerged during the last decade of Philadelphia’s recovery-focused system transformation effort. Tools in this kit are designed to help agencies to recruit, retain, and effectively deploy people in recovery in a variety of peer support roles and provides PDF tools, resources and information relevant for supervisors and peer staff.

A report by William L. White, MA and the PROACT Ethics Workgroup.

This site contains the full text of more than 300 articles, 8 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 18 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades as well as more than 100 interviews with addiction treatment and recovery leaders.

A comparison of the different Peer Support roles published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, February 27, 2019.

A consolidated collection of resources for people in recovery, working in the field of recovery, and those pursuing recovery for themselves, including a blog and the “Buds with SUDS” Podcast, which hosts discussions and round tables with Recovery coaches and Peers in the field. 

The Recovery Coach:  ROLE CLARITY MATRIX, a paper by Alida Schuyler, MS, PCC, Jan Brown, BA, MRLC, and William White, MA.

Cultural Competency in Mental Health Peer-run Programs and Self-help Groups:  A Tool to Assess and Enhance your Services. 

RC/RCS Career, Training, & Credentials

Visit the Jobs page of the Careers of Substance website.

Search and register for Recovery Support Trainings, including Recovery Coach trainings, sponsored by the The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence exists to enhance the field of peer recovery support services. Led by those with lived experience to serve as a resource for those doing the work of peer recovery support, by offering training and technical assistance services to peers, organizations, and communities across the country.

This page provides a description what a Peer Recovery Coach does, and how to become one in Massachusetts.

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and view all events and trainings provided by BSAS/AdCare and other entities on the events calendar.

Multiple Pathways: Recovery Supports

ATR is a 6-month program for individuals who have a substance use disorder (SUD), and are seeking support with their recovery. ATR enables participants to create a recovery plan and choose from a wide range of recovery support services provided through a variety of community organizations.

Wherever you are on your recovery or parenting journey, this website is for you. Here you will find advice, information, and resources to help you take care of yourself and your family.

Recovery Cafe Lowell is a member-driven, Peer Recovery Support Center that upholds the value and potential of ALL human beings. We are a community of people who value the power of human connection as well as empower people to live self-directed lives.

A Directory of Reentry Services Available to People Returning from Incarceration to Greater Boston.

Search the Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Living  (MASH) directory of all certified sober homes, which follow the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards and have been inspected.

Soulworks Rhythm Drum Circles. Thank you to Northeast RCLC member, Casey, for submitting this awesome resource! 

Learn to Cope is a support organization that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs.

Sober Mommies is an online space for Moms in recovery to share their experiences, journeys and celebrate each other’s efforts to improve quality of life.

A self-empowering addiction recovery support group.

The PRSC are recovery-oriented sanctuaries, anchored in the heart of their communities, that provide hope and connection, opportunities to offer and receive support, and access to multiple pathways, social activities and resources that promote wellness.

Groups that bring people together to support each other in recovery.

In the Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

New Beginnings Peer Recovery Center is a place of support for the recovery community of Massachusetts' Northeast area that cultivates a culture of compassion in our peer-driven community that engages, assists and empowers individuals who are in recovery.

Recovery Community Advocacy

The nation's leading recovery advocacy organization.

MOAR Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery focuses on advocacy and education.

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST  - Virtual Interactive Event 

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Multiple Pathways: Treatment

A William White paper: From Bias to Balance: Further Reflections on Addiction Treatment Medications.

Search for treatment bed availability.

Search for treatment options, among other resources.