The mission of Strafford Outreach Solutions is to reduce stigma and harm associated with addictive disorders by providing safe space and peer-based supports for people in all stages of recovery. We are a community of people in recovery and allies supporting all pathways to wellness for all Strafford County residents.


Strafford Outreach Solutions envisions a world where recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is possible and widely embraced through low barrier access to inclusive and respectful support, and where all who seek long-term recovery have access to the care and resources they need to achieve their self-defined goals.

What is a Recovery Coach?

Recovery Coaches are peers with direct experience with addiction and recovery who deliver non-clinical and broad-ranging peer-based recovery support services (PRSS) to anyone seeking assistance in their recovery, regardless of their chosen mode or method. Our Coaches are local peers in recovery and their allies trained through the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and related curricula.

Whom we Serve

Individuals in treatment * Adolescents in recovery * Children of families with Substance Use Disorders * Persons utilizing any pathway of recovery including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) or no defined pathway * Referrals by employers * Persons enrolled in Drug Court * People with co-occurring mental disorders * People experiencing homelessness and addictive disorders Veterans * Families impacted by addictive disorders * Older Adults


Recovery Coach Academy: October  (weekday schedule)

When: Monday, October 17-Friday, October 21;  9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Dover Police Department Facility, Training Room, 46 Chestnut St Dover, NH

WHAT IS A RECOVERY COACH?  A Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by helping to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. Effective Recovery Coaches are trained regardless of whether they identify as being 'in recovery' from an addictive disorder or another's addictive disorder, or as an ally of people in recovery.

WHAT IS THE RCA? The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a training opportunity designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach. The training will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a recovery coach and will explain the various roles played by a Recovery Coach. The training will provide participants tools and resources useful in providing recovery support services and emphasizes the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed supports within the community that promote recovery. Skills and tools on effective communication, motivational enhancement strategies, recovery action planning, cultural competency and recovery ethics are offered.

Learning Objectives for the Recovery Coach Academy 

Participants will be able to:

*Describe the roles and functions of a recovery coach * List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery * Build skills to enhance relationships * Discuss co-occurring disorders and medicated assisted recovery * Describe stages of change and their applications * Address ethical issues * Experience wellness planning * Practice newly acquired skills

The CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches course is approved by the NH Licensing Board. A Certificate of Completion and 30 CEUs are awarded upon completion of all 30 hours of the training (credit for partial participation will not be awarded). This course also counts for 30 education hours toward CRSW certification and LADC licensure.