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Recovery Peer Coaching -Iowa Access to Recovery

Iowa Efforts related to Recovery Peer Coaching

In November 2007, Iowa was awarded the Access to Recovery (ATR) II grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). As part of the ATR program, Iowa introduced Recovery Peer Coaching as a service to compliment Iowa's Recovery Oriented System of Care. With help from Altarum, the CSAT technical assistance contractor, Iowa brought the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) to Iowa in November 2008 to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of Recovery Coaching. Using their established curriculum, CCAR provided training to over 30 coaches, representing 20 agencies, and provided additional training for 10 individuals to be trained as a "train the trainer". Since that initial training, Iowa has conducted additional coaching academy’s to form a corps of nearly 100 coaches.


  • For more information on Recovery Peer Coaching in Iowa, please contact Kevin Gabbert at 515-281-7080 and/or Michele Tilotta at 515-281-4816