Welcome to home page of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery website. We’re commonly known as CCAR (pronounced see–car). We are a leading recovery community organization (RCO) that focuses on 1) putting a face on recovery and 2) providing recovery support services. In the early years, our primary focus was on recovery advocacy and we pioneered the first Recovery Walks! in 2000 when more than 700 people in recovery, family members, friends and allies demonstrated their support for recovery from alcohol, gambling and drug addiction. As we grew, people in recovery wanted to do more; they wanted to be of service.
The recovery community began to design and deliver a variety of innovative recovery support services that began in our recovery community centers. CCAR established telephone recovery support (TRS), findrecoveryhousing.com, recovery oriented employment services (ROES), recovery coaching, all-recovery groups, and more. Volunteers needed more training and support as these services evolved and gave birth to the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Learn more.