Coulee Council on Addictions starting Recovery Coach program for La Crosse area

Those recovering from an opioid overdose will soon have new local recovery resources.

La Crosse’s Coulee Council on Addictions is starting a training program to pair recovery coaches with opioid abusers after an overdose.

The coaches, who will be at least one year into recovery themselves, will learn to work with overdose patients after they arrive in local emergency rooms. The coaches will help find treatment resources and follow up with them after leaving the hospital.

“Many times, when people are at their bottom they feel there’s no hope. By getting this grant, we can meet them where they’re at and provide hope, and tell them that they’re not alone and that we’ll be with them through the process,” said Coulee Council on Addictions Recovery Coach Scott Wehrs.

Coulee Council’s program is possible through a partnership with Wisconsin Voices for Recovery and with a one-year grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Coulee Council is looking for people who:

Want to make a difference in the lives of people and families seeking recovery
Are at least on year in recovery
Have compassion for others who are working through their recovery
Can inspire confidence in the person’s ability to change
Has great organizational skills
Are dependable
Willing to be on call, and may need to respond during evenings and weekend
Would be able to go through Recovery Coach training on March 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th

Resumes can be sent to:

Coulee Council on Addictions
921 West Ave. S.
La Crosse, WI 54601