Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 9: Supporting Recovery - Who’s Who at the Zoo?

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Thursday, October 26, 2023 @ 3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Peer recovery services are becoming an integral part of the process for those seeking or already in recovery from substance use. There appears to be quite a bit of confusion as to what a peer recovery specialist (PRS), also called a recovery coach (RC), does exactly. This interactive presentation is meant to help provide some clarity around that topic.


Randy Anderson, RCP-F, LADC, is a person living in long term recovery. What that means to him is: he hasn’t used drugs, alcohol, or any mood-altering substance since January 9, 2005. Anderson completed his Associate's degree in Addiction Counseling and Bachelor's degree in Human Services. He is designated by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) as a Recovery Coach Professional - Facilitator (RCP-F). With that designation, Anderson can facilitate any CCAR curricula. As the founder of Bold North Recovery, he has been facilitating online and in-person trainings since 2019. Anderson has facilitated dozens of online and in-person trainings, including Narcan trainings in partnership with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Steve Rummler Hope Network, as well as online peer trainings as contracted by CCAR. During 2021, he helped train individuals in more than 500 cities, 40 states, and 7 countries. 

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to provide information about the differences between a PRS/RC, treatment technician, sponsor, and counselor.
  • Participants will be able to more clearly define the roles and responsibilities of a PRS/RC.
  • Participants will be able to provide education about what should NOT be part of the roles and responsibilities of a PRS/RC.
Content Level


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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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