The Recovery Ally Training provides knowledge and skills to community members to become empathetic allies for individuals seeking and sustaining recovery. The training enhances attendees’ ability to support those in recovery. The Digital Badge signifies that the badge-holder has an understanding of the significance substance use has on the individual and their community and pledges to assist its community by providing non-judgmental support.
Demonstrated Skills and Knowledge
The Digital Badge ensures the training participant’s skills and knowledge in five key areas:
- Understanding that recovery is a long-term process with unique implications for student and personal success while confronting myths and stigma regarding opioid addiction.
- Using person-first language related to those who have struggled with addiction and are seeking to maintain recovery.
- Being available to listen openly to individuals who express the need for help or support and talk to students who might be struggling with substance use or behavioral addictions and be able to refer them to appropriate University resources.
- Knowing what a Peer Recovery Support Specialist does and how they can positively impact individuals entering and sustaining recovery.
- Understanding the purpose of Naloxone, how to administer and where it is distributed in Northern Nevada.
- Recognizing Nevada resources for people in recovery from opioid use and other addictive behaviors.
- Finished a 90-minute didactic and skill-building via group processing and individual reflection curriculum and completed a pretest/posttest to gauge knowledge, perceptions, and skills as it relates to substance use and recovery.
- Trained in administering Naloxone and knows where to obtain the opioid reversal medication in Northern Nevada.