Peer Recovery Coach Training


This training is designed for individuals looking to begin their journey as a peer recovery support specialist or peer recovery coach in the substance use field; or for those who are looking to learn how to better engage with those suffering from Substance Use Discorder (SUD). Participants will gain a strong foundation of the roles of a peer recovery coach and understand how the roles are different from other traditional and existing support methods. Participants will be introduced to the many concepts and skills involved in effective recovery coaching, preparing them for professional roles to serve their communities as peer support advocates.


  • Understand the basics of addiction and the brain
  • Understand common behaviors of addiction
  • Practice skills of motivational interviewing
  • Define roles of a recovery coach
  • Gain an understanding of what recovery is
  • Evaluate stages of change and stages of recovery
  • Identify Harm Reduction
  • Develop reuse prevention plans
  • Utilize SMART Goals
  • Recognize the importance of self-care


  • Peer Recovery Coaches
  • Case Workers
  • Community Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Family Court Workers
  • Anyone who works with SUD population

"This entire course served as a means to strengthen my understanding of this field."

Dana, July, 2021

"The facilitators are curriculum are outstanding!."

Ken, April, 2021

Delivered virtually. A 30-hour training with 30 CEs. Must attend all sessions to receive 30 CES. Cost to attend $375 per person, includes manuals.

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Choices Trainings is a NAADAC Approved Provider in 25 states (see website for list of approved states).
MACPB Approved Provider No. 65423-EP,NYASP Approved Provider No.21-006
Florida Certification Board, Provider No. 53388, NAADAC No.189704
New York Certification Board, Provider No. 20210006.

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