Health Department to host Recovery Coach training
Statistics show, in 2017 an estimated 20.7 million people age 12 and older in the United States needed treatment for a substance use disorder ,but only 19% of those actually receive treatment.
In 2017, it was also reported, that of those 18 million who did not receive treatment for substance use only 1 million felt like they needed it. Lincoln County is not exempt from community members struggling with addition to alcohol and other drugs.
Lincoln County Health Department and Healthy Minds coalition is excited to be hosting a 4-day Recovery Coach training, held August 5 through August 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AmericInn. Certified Recovery Coach Jesse Heffernan, from Helios Addiction Recovery Services LLC, will be educating and certifying individuals to become recovery coaches.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is an intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long- term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. You can learn more about the CCAR Recovery
Coach Academy© at https://bit.ly/2HXb8uA .
Those who should attend:
Persons actively in recovery (minimum 9 months) from a substance use disorder
Persons with lived experience closely working with a loved one who has a substance use disorder
Professionals who work with others with a substance use disorder
“Recovery coach training provides an excellent resource for those living in Lincoln County” states Shelley Hersil, Health Officer and Director of Lincoln County Health Department. “This training will provide crucial support to those who are ready to receive treatment, as well as equipping organization with tools that they can use to support clients struggling with an alcohol or substance use disorder”.
This training is made possible by Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital and through an award granted to Lincoln County Health Department from the Wisconsin Department of Health’s Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response. Please register by July 19 th , and direct your questions to, Lexi Grzanna, by
emailing Lexi.Grzanna@co.lincoln.wi.us or by calling 715-539-1355.