Healing from addiction begins with authentic connection

Sign up and receive focused training in

  • harm reduction for addiction
  • understanding how harm reduction applies to recovery
  • redefining addiction
  • destigmatizing addiction
  • eliminating shame in conversation
  • interacting with more empathy
  • relating with others more authentically
  • using nonviolent communication techniques
  • setting compassionate boundaries
  • providing peer-support for addiction recovery

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: a problem with how individuals within a group relate with one another. SeekHealing “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 you struggle with substance use or some other type of addiction.

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 all kinds of awesome, donation-based groups, meetings and activities to explore with other people in the community.

Listening Training is provided free of cost by SeekHealing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The program is entirely donation based. A donation is not required but greatly appreciated.

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Whether you want to:

  • volunteer to fight the overdose crisis
  • live a more connected life
  • isolate yourself less
  • work on your long-term recovery
  • stay on course after a recent detox

… this program is for you!

POST-TRAINING VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

5 hour weekly commitment for 3-6 months:

  • 1-2 hour in-person meeting with your person-pair every week
  • 1-2 hours of availability with your person-pair throughout the week for texting and phone calls at your convenience
  • Gathering with other pairs, once per month
  • Regularly attending socials, group activities and meetings with other people in the community