COSA-NCADD’s Recovery Support Services Department serves people who have a history of alcohol and substance use disorders (SUDs) and who are in or seeking recovery, along with their family members and significant others. Programs and services are currently available in Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga and Lowndes counties. For more information, contact 334-262-7477.
COSA-NCADD offers various support group meetings, social and life skill development activities to individuals seeking to recover from alcohol and substance abuse dependence. During all activities, staff and peer members provide respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.
Recovery from mental health or SUDs involves a process of change in which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. COSA-NCADD believes the following four major dimensions support a life of recovery:
- Health: Overcome or manage one’s disease(s) or symptoms – and make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being;
- Home: Have a stable and safe place to live;
- Purpose: Participate in meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteer opportunities, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and have the independence, income, and resources to participate in society; and
- Community: Enjoy relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Become a Peer Support Specialist!
The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) offers a certification program for individuals interested in becoming a Peer Support Specialist. A Peer Support Specialist is a person living in recovery with a substance use disorder who uses their personal recovery story to assist others in developing their personal plan for recovery. To learn more about becoming certified through ADMH, click here or contact Pamela Butler at (334) 322-6970 or 1-(800)-367-0955 334.