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Addiction Treatment Options, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Families & Addiction  |  November 17, 2016

At Aware Recovery Care, we create a multi-disciplinary drug and/or alcohol addiction rehabilitation team for each and every client. Each team is led by an Addiction Psychiatrist and supported by an Addiction Nurse, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Individual Therapist, and a Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) - most of whom are also Recovery Support Specialists as well. These care-teams are dispatched all over the state of Connecticut to collectively maximize clinical outcomes and healing at home.

So just what is a Certified Recovery Advisor?

In the last 8 years, the State of Connecticut has worked with specialists in the addiction rehab community to certify a new field of addiction rehab specialization - the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC).

The State defines a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach as “anyone committed to promoting recovery from addiction by connecting recoverees with recovery support services, building recovery capital, generating individualized recovery options and assisting recoverees to remove barriers to recovery.”

The role of a CARC is non-clinical. These specialists focus on learning the tasks, skills and knowledge required to provide helpful and effective recovery coaching and recovery support services to recovering drug and alcohol addicts in Connecticut.

Who qualifies to become a CARC? And why is the designation so special?

The Certified Addiction Recovery Coach certification is open to anyone interested in and committed to recovery coaching. To qualify, one must complete an application process, meet all CARC certification standards and pass a rigorous CARC written exam.  Once certified, all Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches are required to adhere to the State’s Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Code of Ethical Conduct and Core Recovery Values.

CARC certification is intended only for those interested in pursuing official certification in recovery coaching and willing to voluntarily meet the established standards, code of ethical conduct, and ongoing educational requirements required by the State.

At Aware Recovery Care, we take great pride in each and every one of our Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches. They are truly special people making a real difference in people’s lives.

If you or someone you know is battling addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and you would like to learn more about the remarkable difference our program can make, contact us. We are available 24/7 to help at www.awarerecoverycare.com