Sponsored by the Northwestern Prevention Collaborative. Recovery Ally Programs are trainings that are designed to increase a community’s recovery capital, decrease stigma and grow intervention skills. The next session of this training will be held virtually on January 26, 2022 from 1 – 4 pm. This training is a 3-hour training developed at Virginia Commonwealth University to train faculty and staff to become Recovery Allies.

Individual modules include:

  • Basic Science
  • What does an Ally Do?
  • Racial Justice and Recovery
  • Philosophies of Care & Pathways to Recovery, Families, and Language.

This training is very interactive and is meant to provide a great starting point to supporting people struggling with substance use disorders.


All are welcome. This training is a very helpful primer as a family member, lay person, friend, employer, health care provider etc. For people with limited exposure to treatment or recovery, it can provide some great starting points. For professionals or people with a great deal of lived experience, it will provide a set of slides, tools and approaches that may be helpful with clients or family members or may provide an easy way to train community members to be part of the solution. Because the training is conversation driven, professionals can often be particularly helpful to other participants during the training.