Choices, A Passion For Purpose
Recovery Informed Congregations

Do You want to build support for individuals and families expericing Substance Use Disorder and how in doing so is in alignment with the word of God? This program is for you.

Christian Recovery Informed Congregations

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Are you looking to build a Recovery Informed Congregation?

Choices 3 Tier Recovery Integration Program is  your answer. Download the Information Sheet Flyer

Choices 3 Tier Christian Recovery Program will elevate your congregation to serve your community in an informed way.

Tier I - Introduce interested members of your Congregation to basic knowledge around addiction and recovery in this friendly, consumable 8-hour course.

  • Basic brain science of Substance Use Disorder
  • Understanding Behaviors and behavior change
  • Understanding Return to use
  • Learn terms such as Recovery Capital and Pathways of Recovery, and more.

Tier II - Meet personally with Choices Leaders to explore and learn what resources and services are available in your community (both Christian and secular) to better understand how you can be a supportive role within your congregation.

Tier III - Your hosts will return for a five-day extended training to teach interested individuals how to more closely work with individuals experiencing Substance Use Disorder, and support their families and learn the relationship between recovery coaching and Christianity. No prerequisite required. Next course begins Sep. 6, 2022. Download the flyer.

In the five day course, individuals will:

  • Learn how recovery coaching is related to the Word of God
  • Gain a foundational understanding of addiction and the brain
  • Understand common behaviors of addiction
  • Be conscience of how God’s grace can bring healing
  • Learn foundational skills of active listening and motivational interviewing
  • Learn and clarify roles of a recovery coach and understand staying in lane
  • Gain an understanding of what recovery coaching is
  • Gain an understanding of stages of change and stages of recovery
  • Understand solution-focused engagement
  • Learn how to discuss reuse prevention plans
  • Understand the importance of SMART Goals setting with recoverees
  • Gain an understanding of Harm Reduction
  • Learn about the importance of self-care, compassion fatigue & burnout
  • Allow God to be God - let go of the outcomes
  • NAADAC Approved Provider - approved in 25 states and

    FL, NY, MD, CO, ME

  • Choices is a NAADAC Approved Provider and is in alignment with the IC & RC Four Domains; Advocacy 8, Ethics 4.0, Mentoring & Education 8.75 Wellness and Recovery 9.25.
  • Next class begins Sept. 6th, 2022. For more information and registration CLICK HERE.
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A Little About the Hosts

Ron Bodendorf is the newest member to join the Choices Peer Recovery Coach Training team.  After 25 years of destructive alcohol and drug abuse, Ron got clean in 1998.  God was the last thing he tried and the first thing that worked.  Since 2000, Ron has worked with the homeless and SUD population in and out of the Church.  He easily relates to the homeless person and the corporate executive and is comfortable on the streets or in the classroom.

Ron has been Pastoring since 2002 and currently Pastors 2nd Chance Ministries in Derry and facilitates the “Free Indeed” Faith-Based Recovery Group.  He is a licensed CRSW in NH, an active Recovery Coach, and the 93 South Recovery Coordinator for the NH Good Samaritan Network.  He is close to finishing his 2nd Bachelor's Degree and is passionate about the Faith-Based Community partnering with Community Resources and Providers.  Ron’s Faith and Love for people make it impossible to sit on the sidelines.

Ron Bodendorf

Choices Peer Coach Recovery Trainings pioneer the way in bridging the gap between addiction, abuse and recovery by supporting peer recovery coaches on their journeys forward, providing the foundation required to realize their potential and sustain success in this critical, but challenging field.

Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings © are nationally approved peer recovery coach trainings, designed to provide effective knowledge, skills and tools for those seeking to better understand recovery, recovery coaching, faith-based peer coaching, and peer recovery support work. Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings provide the foundational skills necessary to begin working in the recovery field.

GAL Recovery Addiction Trainings

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A Little About Your Trainer

Meet Ginger Ross, Your Peer Recovery Coach Trainer.

Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings was founded in 2018 by Ginger Ross. She has authored all of the trainings offered by Choices, Peer Recovery Support Trainings.

In 2019, after her work in the field as program manager for some state funded peer coach programs, specifically, Sober Parenting Journey, Strength To Succeed, while also still providing trainings, she decided to create her own Peer Recovery Coach Training

Choices Peer Coach Recovery Trainings pioneer the way in bridging the gap between addiction, abuse and recovery by supporting peer recovery coaches on their journeys forward, providing the foundation required to realize their potential and sustain success in this critical, but challenging field.

Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings © are nationally approved peer recovery coach trainings, designed to provide effective knowledge, skills and tools for those seeking to better understand recovery, recovery coaching, faith-based peer coaching, and peer recovery support work. Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings provide the foundational skills necessary to begin working in the recovery field.

What Our Previous Students Are Saying

"Hope you had a lovely trip back home! Thank you thank you for such an incredible training…I can’t say enough about how powerful and transformative I found the experience to be. You’re a fantastic trainer and I’m so grateful to have been able to spend time learning from you and the rest of the group."

Alex

"Thank you so much for believing in us and everything you’ve done for the community and for me. I broke barriers and learned so much about myself in listening to you in classes and I cant put into words how much that has meant and how much of it I carry with me daily!!"

Shaun

"Thank you Ginger you are a outstanding instructor you really made the course material come alive , going to miss you; spent a lot of time listening to you over the last 2 months, it was a pleasure."

Erik

"This is awesome – information is power, indeed. Thanks Ginger. 🙂 Also, I wanted to thank you for your guidance and time you gave at the Ethic’s class this week. I have learned so much during the training that help open my eyes; I can’t wait for your upcoming classes."

Julia
HIV/AIDS & Hep C For Recovery Support

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Date And Time

This training will be held virtually on August 24 & 25, 2020; from 12:30PM to 4:00PM EST. Must attend both sessions for certificate.

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