For young people in recovery it can often seem like they are no longer able to have fun or find people who understand them. This is how Zachary Girouarde shares he felt until he became involved with CCAR’s Young People and Family services – where he feels like part of a community.
CCAR offers nationally recognized training for Recovery Coaches or anyone working to support the recovery of others. Our flagship, Recovery Coach Academy©, along with our other training, focuses on the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching and is based on the fundamentals of coaching excellence. Lt. Michael Stokes talks about his experience taking our training and the impact of the Police Department Integration of Recovery Coaching Program. CCAR is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery. Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery, or are in long-term recovery, CCAR is here to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access to area support services.
CCAR’s Hartford Hospital Consultant/Liaison Program gives individuals lengthened recovery coaching services that focus on building recovery capital and other external supports. Colin shares how vital this program was during his various inpatient hospital stays to treat his addiction, and how he maintained a personal connection with his recovery coach after being discharged. CCAR is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery. Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long-term recovery, CCAR is here to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access to area support services.
Amy Federer lived, undiagnosed, with serious mental illness until she was 30. Struggling with the trauma of an assault, Amy’s life started to fall apart. This is the story of her journey to recovery and becoming a champion for mental health. If you or a loved one is seeking mental health treatment or additional information on mental health, visit our website at NAMI.org. Call our HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Text “NAMI” to 741-741 – Available 24/7 Visit us online at nami.org. Find your local NAMI at nami.org/findsupport NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. CCAR Virtual Production Team Manager Travis Caouette talks about his struggles with mental health disorder and the multiple pathways of recovery he took to manage the thoughts he constantly wrestled with since childhood, one of which included Poetry. Recovery Matters is a podcast from one of the nation’s original Recovery Community Organizations – Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope, and healing of recovery from addiction are thoroughly understood and embraced. We invite guests from all areas of the Recovery Movement to explore the concept of recovery with us, share their stories, and have real discussions that move us toward that world that we envision.