Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Understanding the Role of Recovery Coaches on Your Team

December 3, 2020
4:00 pm–5:00 pm ET

The purpose of this training is to provide an understanding of the role of a Recovery Coach, and how best to utilize and support Recovery Coaches on treatment teams in all practice settings.

PLEASE NOTE: This training will be held via Zoom

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Virtual meeting

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This training will provide participants with an overview of the fundamental aspects of recovery coaching, and how these services can benefit treatment teams and the communities they serve. The session will focus on how to effectively utilize and support Recovery Coaches within substance use disorder treatment teams, including providing appropriate supervision and approaches to creating a sustainable model for delivering Recovery Coach services.

Intended audience

Multidisciplinary staff that provide substance use disorder treatment utilizing recovery coaches, or those planning or contemplating integrating recovery coaches



pAUL aLVES is a person in Long Term Recovery from Substance Addiction, Food Addiction and Mental Health affliction. pAUL is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). His experience spans the continuum of care. He has guided individuals in prevention as a Drinking Driver Program Instructor, in treatment as a Substance Abuse Counselor in a Co-occurring Medication Assisted Treatment Program and in recovery as a Peer Recovery Coach. With a positive attitude and contemporary perspective, pAUL believes that all individuals have the ability to recover. pAUL began training Recovery Coaches in 2012. Moving to New England two years later, he has been Championing Recovery and the Peer Model in Massachusetts. He currently runs Choice Recovery Coaching Inc where he trains, supervises, creates curricula and Coaches Recovery with a team of peers across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

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Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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