Each month we feature a recovery coach to recognize and celebrate their amazing efforts. To nominate a peer recovery coach for the Specialist Spotlight, please fill out this nomination form.

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Drum roll, please…. Meet Lucia, our November Specialist Spotlight! She's a dedicated and energetic Peer Recovery Specialist with a passion for empowering women.



For July’s Specialist Spotlight we’re introducing you to Melissa, a peer specialist in long term recovery who is currently a Recovery Navigator for AmeriCorps, placed at AVIVO  in Minneapolis.

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We are excited to introduce you to Patrick Farley IV, our latest Specialist Spotlight feature. Patrick is a peer recovery coach and an extremely passionate advocate for the recovery community. You don’t want to miss Patrick’s heartfelt and inspirational post about his recovery journey and the importance of community.



Meet Kyla, our April Specialist Spotlight! Kyla is a recovery coach at the oldest recovery high school in the United States. P.E.A.S.E. Academy, which stands for Peers Enjoying a Sober Education, is located in Minneapolis and has been serving students since 1989. Get to know Kyla and learn more about the amazing work she does below!



This month's Specialist Spotlight is extra special because it’s Recovery Month! Meet Heather, a peer recovery coach who truly values the importance of the recovery community. Learn about Heather’s inspiration behind becoming a coach and what Recovery Month means to her. PS - She shares her not-so-secret obsession with a 3-toed animal…

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We’re excited to introduce you to Adam Martin, the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that coordinates services and provides personal support to break the cycle of crime.

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We are excited to introduce you to our very first featured specialist, Nikki, a peer specialist from Wellcome Manor in Garden City, Minnesota.  

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Our February Specialist Spotlight is here! Meet Samantha, who was nominated by Kara, a past spotlight feature! We were blown away by Kara’s kind words for Samantha. “Samantha is one of the hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She goes above and beyond for people in and out of the recovery community.”



“When you continue coming up against adversity you have to take an honest account of your role in the chaos. As Recovery Coaches, we have to embrace the light that shines through the cracks and, only then, will you be able to guide others out of the darkness.” A beautiful quote from Justin, our June Specialist Spotlight. Get to know Justin and read his interview here!

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Meet Yolanda, a mother of three boys from Chicago. Yolanda works for Perspectives in the Supportive Housing Program as a peer specialist and a Program Liaison.



Meet Kara, our December Specialist Spotlight! Kara is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and dedicated recovery advocate.  Check out her interview!



Meet Joel, our March Specialist Spotlight! “I am a person who is dedicated to changing the addiction and recovery landscape in New Jersey and beyond. I am truly passionate about making recovery support programs widely available for all who need them.” Joel is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and dedicated recovery advocate in New Jersey.



It’s to meet our July Specialist Spotlight Coach! We’re excited to introduce you to Alyson, recovery coach and founder of the Sober Mom Tribe. The Sober Mom Tribe is a judgment-free zone for mothers who are sober, sober curious or struggling with sobriety to come together and share their successes, slip-ups and chat about motherhood.