Advocacy Training

SAARA’s Advocacy training is an 8-hour program that provides advocacy skills and knowledge to empower individuals affected by substance use disorder. This training offers interactive learning on key concepts such as: What is advocacy? Why advocate? How to advocate effectively? SAARA’s advocacy training engages participants in practical techniques, interactive exercises, advocacy planning ideas, and more. Each participant receives tangible, take-away, advocacy tools and resources. 


Date of next training = TBD

Peer Recovery Specialist Training

This is a 72 hour training, and is only one of several elements required for PRSS certification. It is specifically for individuals who have at least one year of demonstrable recovery from addiction and/or mental health challenges. Participants get an understanding that the relationship between peers is characterized by mutual trust and respect, sharing of experiences, learning about the recovery process, supporting the peer in multiple settings, achieving goals and moving toward a more meaningful life in the community.

Date of next training = TBD

Volunteer internships are available at SAARA for the fulfillment of 500 hour certification requirement. For details, email

Ethics Training

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches is a peer ethics training that provides attendant with 14 CEUs. Participants learn to understand how critical it is to be ethically responsible in a peer-to-peer recovery support role. They will discuss how to stay in your "lane" as a recovery specialist and develop guidelines for making ethical decisions. 

Date of next training = TBD

REVIVE! Training

Are you:

  • Currently using opioids such as heroin or prescription pain medications?

  • Abstinent from opioid use, but have used in the past?

  • A friend or family member of someone who currently uses opioids?

  • Working in a setting where opioid overdoses occur?

  • Interested in learning how to save life?​

If so, then consider attending a REVIVE! training. LEARN MORE HERE.

MARS Training

This training focuses on the following:

  • The significance of Medically Assisted Recovery Support

  • How medication can supplement the recovery process

  • How best to support peers on medication

  • How to locate resources to assist peers

  • How to facilitate a Medically Assisted Recovery Support group

Date of next training = TBD

Friends & Family Program

Friends and Family is an educational program for family and friends of people with an addiction. Friends and Family provides information on Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, Taking Care of your Loved One with Addiction, and Self-Care.


Date of next training = TBD