#1 Recovery Coach Academy in Colorado
12 Colorado Counties
78 Meetings Weekly

A recovery community organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery.
These organizations
  • organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities,
  • carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and/or
  • provide peer-based recovery support services (P-BRSS).
  • ask about Embark/PCA's Colorado RCO Bootcamp
JUNE 30, 2020
for more information

Embark/PCA is Proud to Provide Trainings By Our Mentor CCAR
The Gold Standard
in Recovery Coaching
Beginning in 2014, Embark/PCA has delivered CCAR Recovery Coach Trainings around the state. Since that time we have met amazing coaches in 18 counties and supported many Coloradans to become State Credentialed Peer Professionals and NAADAC Peers.

"The very first use of the word “coach” in English occurred in the 1500’s to refer to a particular kind of carriage…hence the root meaning of the verb " to coach”: to convey a valued person from where he or she was to where he or she wanted to be . - Roger D. Evered and James C. Selman, Coaching and the Art of Management

Recent Review...
"Rod is a fantastic teacher and coach. I recently completed the Recovery Coach Academy with him in Carbondale, CO. Rod does a fantastic job teaching the concepts as well as making the course fun and engaging. His dedication is contagious."
..Warrie Boyd

Love Grows
Where Recovery Goes
CCAR Trainings

  • Recovery Coach Academy Training (30CEs)
  • Ethical Considerations (16CEs)
  • Professionalism and Recovery Coaching (12 CEs)
  • Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department (12 CEs)
  • Spirituality for Recovery Coaches (12 CEs)
  • Coachervision (12 CEs)
  • Recovery Coaching Basics (6 CEs)
  • Recovery Coaching for Young Adults (30 CEs)

Efforts are well underway to shift addiction treatment from models of ever-briefer acute care to models of sustained recovery management (RM) nested within larger recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC). This shift involves extending the continuum of recovery support services across the stages of long-term recovery, but it also embraces a more activist stance in shaping community environments in which addiction recovery can flourish. William White
Love Grows
Where Recovery Goes
May 28, 29
The need for skilled coaches who can easily adapt and work in a fast-paced ED setting is growing exponentially. As providers of the CT ED Recovery Coaches program, CCAR has learned a great deal about the different training needs of those who choose to serve in this unique role.

Participants in this course will:
  • Describe the roles and functions of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department;
  • Understand and practice staying in your lane;
  • Develop skills to advocate and educate staff, patients, etc. as a way to demonstrate accountability within the role;
  • Use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to bring people through the stages of change into Recovery;
  • Further develop your art of Recovery Coaching.

Volunteers are recruited from all walks of life and bring with them a recovery, cultural, economic, and educational perspective that adds diversity to the team.

Embark/PCA volunteers are college students and interns, individuals in early or long-term recovery, retired professionals, unemployed recoverees, allies, and individuals providing community service hours or probation requirements.

Love Grows
Where Recovery Grows
Join Our Team

Volunteer Intern Program
6 month commitment
Explore Peer Support
Earn Training Scholarship
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Where Recovery Goes
Zoom Recovery Support
ZRS offers people an option. Sometimes just a phone call can make someone feel wanted, cared about and included. Dare, we say “loved”. When making the call, the volunteer will feel rewarded when they have spoken with someone. They share in joys and sorrows, triumphs and setbacks. They have the satisfaction of giving back, of making a difference. It’s a classic win-win scenario.
ZRS is currently active at 3 RCO's and available in all Colorado Counties.

Love Grows Where Recovery Goes
1102 South 21st Street,
Colorado Springs, Co 80904

Text anytime 800-604-8978