A credential for adults who have been directly impacted by their own family member or loved one’s substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services and understands the stigma associated with substance use disorder and its impact on the family. A CFRS’s are trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.
For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.
Formal Education: Minimum high school diploma/GED.
Education/Training: 78-hours of mandatory, standardized recovery specialist training.
Personal, Lived Family Recovery Experience: The CFRS credential is for adults who have been directly impacted by a family member or loved one's substance use disorder.
Statement of Lived Experience: A minimum 1000 word essay describing the impact of your own family member or loved one's substance use disorder had on you.
Letters of Reference/Character: Three letters of reference/character.