Healing from addiction begins with authentic connection

Sign up and receive focused training in

  • harm reduction for substance use
  • how harm reduction applies to recovery
  • redefining addiction
  • destigmatizing addiction
  • eliminating shame in conversation
  • interacting with more empathy
  • authentic relating
  • nonviolent communication
  • boundary-setting
  • peer support

to help someone heal from an addiction crisis and to challenge your own emotional growth.

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Note: Listening Training hours may count towards your Peer Support Specialist qualification & continuing education credits, however, you are not required to be a Peer Support Specialist or even have a substance use history to attend Listening Training.


By completing this training, you’ll become part of a radically different addiction treatment program in Buncombe County, NC. The disease of addiction shows up in individuals because it is first a disease of the community and how individuals within a community relate with one another. This program treats addiction disease at the community level.

The training is a 16-hour course spanning two days (one day on each of two weekends) and covers techniques on how to offer listening and peer-based support to someone healing from opioid addiction. It will also teach you how to better listen to yourself and identify your own needs, whether your struggle with substance use or some other manifestation of addiction. Listening Training facilitates a unique experience of healing and transformative growth for all attendees.

After the training, you’ll be paired with someone else in the SeekHealing community in order to practice the art of human connection on a weekly basis. The subsequent program will accelerate both of your healing & growth and you’ll also have access to discounted (donation-based) groups, meetings and activities to explore with other people in the community.

Listening Training is provided by SeekHealing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to serving those at risk for overdose and helping communities heal from addiction through authentic connection. The program is entirely donation based. A $50 donation to cover the cost of training is not required but greatly appreciated.

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  • Help liberate yourself and others from addiction relapse patterns
  • Destigmatize addiction
  • Challenge yourself to grow
  • Set better boundaries
  • Embrace vulnerability
  • Learn the art of authentic connection
  • Gain peer-based addiction support experience
  • Give back in a meaningful way

This 16 hour course split between two days includes:

  • education about opioids, addiction and substance use disorders
  • exploration of the nuances in standard addiction treatment methodologies
  • in-depth training in authentic relating exercises and techniques
  • in-depth training of active listening and peer support techniques
  • in-depth training in boundary setting and overcoming the caregiver complex
  • toolkit for managing text-based interactions
  • harm reduction education, naloxone training, and exposure to local resources like syringe exchange
  • education about best practices for managing opioid detox and withdrawal
  • safety training in how to manage and respond to relapse
  • safety training in how to manage and respond to suicidal ideation

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POST-TRAINING VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

5 hour weekly commitment for 3-6 months:

  • 1-2 hour in-person meeting with your Person every week
  • 1-2 hours of availability with your Person throughout the week for texting and phone-calls at your convenience
  • 30min weekly administrative check-in & data collection
  • 2 hour Gathering with other pairs, once per month