We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
"The IRI Certified Recovery Specialist, Level 1 Training recently given in Long Beach, California was informative, insightful, creatively delivered, thought provoking and altogether enjoyable. As a viable component of addiction treatment the curriculum focuses on, where have come from historically, challenges our current knowledge and methodologies but, most importantly the direction we are going towards legitimacy and valorization. As a seasoned professional in the field of 15 years, we are long overdue for an ethical industry standard of this caliber to be set and available to those of us with vast experience or newly entering the field. Empowering us to approach this profession with confidence in a continuum of care that would be an asset to any client and or clinical team at any level of treatment. The balance of history, theory, cooperation, definition, practicality, legalities, ethical behaviors and self regulation within this curriculum was seamlessly melded together through our instructors vast experiential knowledge. After completing the Level 1 Training, it is my opinion that anyone interested in, working as, working with or simply understanding the valuable resource of a Recovery Specialist can benefit from the training offered by IRI. With that, a fond thank you for the time, energy and forward thinking required to compile such an educational body of work. Truly I am looking forward to enrolling in the Advanced Levels and Specialties education to come." -Robert G Wells
"I loved this course! I think the IRI Recovery Specialist training is an essential component to being a successful coach. The level of intelligence and knowledge brought to us by the experts is invaluable. By taking this course, you will step up and elevate your peers to peers counseling experience and transform into a full blown Certified Recovery Specialist!" - Emily Bush
""I was so impressed by the training and trainers. I absolutely recommend the International Recovery Institute to friends and colleagues interested in working in the recovery field" - Carlie Aliotta
"After taking the Recovery Specialist course I feel much stronger in this field. The course was instrumental in laying down the ground work and format to follow with many specific skills needed." - Jules "Amazing trainers, awesome Program! Definitely worth the time and monetary investment" - Gwen Stone Ortiz
"I loved the training- I learned so much- boundaries, ethics, harm reduction, and so much more"
"This training has not only reinforced what I already know as a working Recovery Specialist, it has given me new tools and confidence in my ability to implement them!" - Dufflyn Lammers
“I attended the Recovery Specialist training in March 2016. This training was incredible! And a lot more than I had hoped/anticipated it to be. As a licensed professional in this industry for over 12 years, I left the training with invaluable information learned. The expertise and knowledge that these three professional women share in book and personal application is unmatched by any other I have experienced. The information is crucial for anyone working one on one with addiction/ mental health clients outside of a “typical “treatment setting. I left with 5 (full days) of intense lecture and experiential training. I have gained new tools and a skillset that is essential in working as Recovery Specialist. As a professional it is my opinion that no one should be working in this role without the formal training received in this course. It was one of the best professional investments I have made.” - Jill Nugent CADCII, BRI-1, ICRC, CIP