Deeper Dive into a Recovery Community Organization
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The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.
This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.
For more information on IDPH’s initiatives, please visit YourLifeIowa.org.
This session will shed some light on how the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) developed and where it is today. The evolution and impact of CCAR’s five recovery community centers will also be discussed.
- Describe the three major roles of a recovery community organization.
- Distinguish the difference between a recovery community organization and a recovery community center.
- Identify a minimum of three recovery support services offered in recovery community services.
Phil Valentine, RCP
Executive Director, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
In 2015, Phil finished a thruhike of the entire Appalachian Trail, a trek of 2,189.2 miles. It took 189 days and 6 pairs of boots. During that sacred time, Phil’s purpose in life became more precisely defined, to coach recovery. Recovery saved him from an early demise and brought to his tattered life. He learned that he’s a coach to the very core and feels blessed to put the two together – recovery and coaching. Phil started work at the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) in January 1999 and became the Executive Director of this recovery community organization in 2004. Phil has trained the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© dozens of times and modified, improved and adapted various recovery coach curricula. Phil is recognized as a recovery movement leader, a masterful facilitator and trainer.
Mr. Valentine indicates he has no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health and coordinated by Iowa State University- Conference Planning and Management. Funding provided by state appropriations, the State Opioid Response (CFDA 93.788) federal grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA 93.959).
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
The information shared at this event is presented as an opportunity to expand awareness and knowledge. Views expressed by speakers do not represent the views of the Iowa Department of Public Health, nor does IDPH control or guarantee the accuracy of this information. IDPH does not endorse individual vendors, products or services.
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