What We Offer

Training – Consulting – Advocacy

Whether we are traveling for speaking engagements, participating in meetings to advance advocacy efforts, or providing consultation services, members of the growing MARS™ Community are working together to enhance medication-assisted treatment efforts and fight stigma. The original MARS™ project has expanded from its beginnings at the Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, to include patients and staff at 17 programs across the United States and 2 in Haiphong, Vietnam. We hope you’ll join us too!

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The Beyond MARS International Training Institute

The Beyond MARS Training Institute began with the creation and launch of our Implementation Team Training, showing treatment programs how to replicate the MARS™ model of structured peer recovery support and education. We now develop and deliver a variety of training for patients, recovery coaches, and addiction professionals to meet the needs of the growing MARS™ Community. We hope you’ll join our effort to improve treatment outcomes and to fight the stigma that can negatively impact sustained recovery efforts.

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The Beyond MARS Recovery Coach Training

The Beyond MARS Recovery Coach Training is a thirty-hour training developed by CCAR, licensed to Friends of Recovery New York and delivered by Beyond MARS. This training satisfies the requirement for thirty hour Recovery Coach Training necessary to qualify for the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach credential (CARC) and offers 30 hours of NYS CASAC renewal credit. Participants can earn the entire 60 clock hours required to take the CARC exam by combining this course with our other recovery coach courses listed below.

Ethics for Recovery Coaches

The Beyond MARS Training Institute at Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers 15 clock hours of  Ethics Training for Recovery Coaches, suitable for both recovery coaches and their supervisors. The training is designed to meet the ethics requirement of the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential currently being offered by the NY Certification Board. NYS OASAS also recognizes it for CASAC credit.


Recovery Coach Practicum

This training is designed to provide practice utilizing all the skills of recovery coaching in recovery planning.  This course is 11 clock hours and is accepted for the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential currently being offered by the NY Certification Board. NYS OASAS also recognizes it for CASAC credit.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training

The Beyond MARS MAT Training is a four clock hour training developed by National Alliance for Medication-Assisted (NAMA) Recovery and the Beyond MARS Training Institute to meet the Medication-Assisted requirement for the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach credential (CARC). It also offers 4 hours of NYS CASAC credit.

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The MARS™ REC Room

The MARS™ Regional Electronic Community is an online tool to enable MARS™ Communities to hold private meetings and discussions over the internet. It’s a perfect way for peers in rural areas to meet, any time, anywhere.

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The Peer Recovery Network PORTAL

PORTAL stands for Peers Organizing for Results Through Advocacy and Leadership and it takes you to the Peer Recovery Network. This tool was created as a way for peers in recovery to more effectively organize their community, to communicate with each other, and to have a stronger voice for advocacy efforts.

It’s free to sign up. Join now to be part of this growing network of advocates and become a part of an active recovery community. See the communication tools provided to you as soon as you become a Peer Recovery Network member…and then see how your voice can make a difference!

Enter Peer Recovery Network Here — or Click on PORTAL