CT Recovers: Peer Recovery Coach Job Training

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Train for a Career in Counseling for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

CT Recovers is focused on serving those who find themselves unemployed either directly or indirectly from the opioid crisis. If you are well into your recovery and passionate about making a difference for others in recovery, consider a career as a Peer Recovery Coach: a peer-to-peer guide through the journey to sustained recovery.


Program Details

Connecticut is among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-related deaths. The epidemic is on the rise affecting users and families alike at an alarming rate. It is our mission to create and promote a positive work environment for those affected by the crisis.

CT Recovers involves a 300-hour counselor training program with an addiction-based curriculum based on your current education level and personal interest. The program starts you on a path to become a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Alcohol, or Drug Counselor, or a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • An unemployed or underemployed Dislocated Worker
  • Figures go by WIOA guidelines
  • A resident of the Northwest Region
  • Directly or indirectly affected by the opioid crisis
  • If the applicant can answer yes to knowing a friend/family member affected by opioids, they are eligible.
  • To enter a training in the recovery curriculum, the applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of sobriety.

For many trainings, the applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, which can be obtained while attending many of the trainings. Any training facilitated at a college the recipient must obtain a diploma before entering training.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Sami Hajrula or Kimberly Leduc.

Meet the Team

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Sami Hajrula


Peer Recovery Navigator

203-755-5117 ext. 555 or 203-617-7719
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Kimberly Leduc


Peer Recovery Navigator

203-755-5117 ext. 565

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