Peer Recovery Coaching in Emergency Departments – Planting A Seed


Across the country, emergency departments are treating rising numbers of patients harmed by using alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and other substances. Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for alcohol and substance use disorders increased about 75%. Once these individuals have been medically cleared, they are often discharged absent of appropriate support or treatment to address their addiction. Today, with the rise and recognition of peer recovery coach, more hospitals are implementing this role into their care model to improve outcomes. The Recovery coach role in the ED carries different responsibilities than in a community setting. This training addresses those roles and responsibilities.


  • Understand the environment of the ED;
  • Develop skills to work beside the medical team and with patients;
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department;
  • Use of Motivational Interviewing in the ED;
  • Understanding the medical team and compassion fatigue;
  • Personal self-care.


  • Peer Recovery Coaches
  • Peer Supervisors
  • Hospital Social Workers
  • Charge Nurses
  • ER Physicians
  • Hospital Champions

"The training thoroughly covered the basics of Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department"

Delivered virtually, A six-hour training with 6 CEs. Cost to attend is $75.00 per person

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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

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