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SUPR/GSU Recovery Coaching Training Program


The Illinois Department of Human Services' Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) and GSU's College of Health and Human Services' Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health Program present a subsidized 40-hour training program focused on recovery coaching/mentoring as part of a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) for individuals and families dealing with alcohol and/or substance abuse. The Recovery Coaching Training Program meets the Illinois foundational knowledge requirements for certification, and is open to all Illinois residents.

To add your name to our wait list for upcoming training, complete this information form.


Goals of Training Program

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • describe how a recovery-oriented system of care differs from traditional approaches to addictions treatment;
  • define recovery management;
  • understand the pathways of recovery management;
  • describe the unique role of the recovery coach in recovery management;
  • articulate multiple styles of recovery and the role of the recovery coach;
  • recognize the strategies to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue in their role as a recovery coach; 
  • adopt the criteria that will help guide ethical decision-making in their role as a recovery coach.

For information about certifications and additional training, go to our Career Pathway page.


Additional Training Program

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy is an ICB Recognized Training Program that can be used toward the hours needed for peer certification in the state of Illinois. This is a 4 or 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat-like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy¬© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is recognized by the Illinois Certification board for 30 of the 100 hours needed for peer certification. Upcoming training opportunities will be posted. 



This project is supported in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, as part of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant award (3B08TI010018-18).