NRAP’s Recovery Ally Training
Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention Community’s (NRAP) Recovery Ally Training provides knowledge and skills to community members to become empathetic allies for individuals seeking and sustaining recovery. The training enhances attendees’ ability to support those in recovery by:
- Understanding that recovery is a long-term process with unique implications for student and personal success while confronting myths and stigma regarding opioid addiction.
- Using person-first language related to those who have struggled with addiction and are seeking to maintain recovery.
- Being available to listen openly to individuals who express the need for help or support and talk to students who might be struggling with substance use or behavioral addictions.
- Understanding the purpose of Naloxone, how to administer it and where it is distributed in Northern Nevada and recognizing what resources Nevada has for people in recovery from opioid use.
About the speaker: Jordan Baez (she/her) has her Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Addiction Treatment Services from UNR. She teaches two University courses for the Center of Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) and works on various behavioral health workforce development project, specifically focusing on Peer Recovery Support Specialists. Jordan collaborates with the University to ensure student health and wellness is prioritized by educating the campus community about addiction and recovery.