Recovery Coach Training Academy of the Kennebunks

Above Board – All Hands on Deck and the Kennebunk Police Department have joined forces with ENSO Recovery to Combat Maine’s Opioid Epidemic by launching the Kennebunk Recovery Coach Academy in January 2019.

Recovery coaches serve as personal guides and mentors for people on their journey of recovery, suggesting strategies and resources to aid in managing the transformative nature of recovery, and empower the recoveree to sustain a productive and fulfilling life.

Based on the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Model (CCAR), the 30 hour training program provides participants with information on guiding principles of recovery, distinguishing the addiction counselor/recovery coach and sponsor/guide, keeping up with changes, boundary issues, self-care, referral skills, crisis intervention, recovery wellness plans, cultural competence, professional development, sexual harassment, values and differences, pathways to recovery, stages of change, motivational interviewing, spirituality and religion, privilege and power, listening and communication skills, and much more.

Meet the Trainer

Above Board, the Kennebunk Police Department and ENSO Recovery are excited to bring nationally renown Recovery Coach Trainer, Lori Dresher to Maine.

Lori Drescher is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Family Recovery Coach, Certified Recovery Coach Trainer, and a parent in long term recovery from the effects of loving and living with an adult child who suffers from chronic addiction illness (substance use disorder). Her son is currently in recovery in PA. Lori has coached families since early 2014, speaks publicly regularly, and advocates across NYS and nationally for improved access to prevention, treatment, and community recovery supports.

Apply for the Recovery Coach Academy Program here

Learn more about the 2021 virtual training schedule here

  1. Robert MacKenzie

    Police Chief
    Phone: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1339

  2. Police Department

    Physical Address
    4 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone (207) 985-2102 ext. 1608
    Fax (207) 985-8769