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  • Medford Faith-Based Organization Earns Addiction Recovery Peer Training Certification
    State of Oregon Grants the ROC Recovery Center Peer Support Program Official Approval for its “Recovery Coach Academy”

    MEDFORD, OREGON – Peer counseling is a well known and proven method in addiction recovery circles, and with its recent state certification, The ROC Recovery Center in Medford can now open enrollment for its peer counseling training to the community. To launch its CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Peer Support Training, the ROC is announcing a 5-day intensive training Thursday, April 30th, Friday, May 1st, Saturday, May 2nd and Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th  from 8am to 5pm.

    The ROC Recover Center is an outreach ministry located inside Grace Point Fellowship on Fir Street in Medford. According to a December 23, 2019 letter written by Shelly Das of the Oregon Health Authority addressed to ROC Recovery Center, the peer training certification is recognized for a period of three years. The state’s letter made it clear that ROC has permission “to train Peer Support Specialists for adult-to-adult addictions support.”

    ROC Executive Director Doug Gould says that personalized recovery coaching is a key component of their recovery center’s multi-tiered program. He adds that the state’s certification provides existing and potential peer counselors in Southern Oregon the opportunity to become official addictions recovery coaches. “Our training is transformative,” he says. “It’s increasing the capacity and the skills of those who are devoted to helping addicts learn new and better ways of coping with stress and how to live productive, sober lives.”

    According to Gould, The ROC serves both the addicted and their families. The training certification includes sessions about the role and function of recovery coaches, and it educates participants on how to build relationships, understand the stages of recovery, the importance of creating boundaries, among other techniques. The cost of the 5-day program is $350 per person and includes training materials, along with meals and snacks.

    The ROC Recovery Center is a nonprofit, faith-based charitable organization that is committed to meeting the needs of those struggling with addiction behavior, mental illness, domestic violence, homelessness or emotional trauma in the Southern Oregon community.

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