WAUSAU — North Central Health Care and Marshfield Clinic Health System have partnered, through an AmeriCorps grant, to launch a Recovery Corps Recovery Coaching initiative to begin in September in central Wisconsin.

As a host site, North Central Health Care will host four Recovery Coaches who will undergo training in the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery model of recovery coaching. Their work will serve to reduce prescription drug, opioid and other substance use disorders through one-on-one contact, outreach phone calls and community education.

Recovery coaching is a peer-based service that provides support for those in recovery from alcohol and other addictions. It is also evidence-based and shown to enhance engagement, access and treatment completion, which can increase long-term recovery.