Interfaith Recovery Initiative

A statewide initiative to provide free education, support, and resources to faith-based organizations to address substance use and mental health in our communities.

Interfaith Recovery

A statewide initiative to provide free education, support, and resources to faith-based organizations to address substance use and mental health in our communities.

About the Initiative

According to the 2018 Nevada Church Health Partnership Survey, addiction was identified as the most important health issue facing one’s congregation or community. The purpose of the initiative is to improve behavioral health recovery outcomes for adults with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and co-occurring mental health issues. Foundation for Recovery, NAMI Nevada, and other organizations are engaging and educating faith-based organizations (FBOs) and faith leaders to take a knowledgeable stand on the issue of opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health, and suicide prevention, and bringing healing to individuals and families in their communities.

Goals of the Initiative

Ways you can participate

Become Recovery Certified

Faith-based organizations are often the first place people turn to when looking for help with substance use and mental health. In many communities, their place of worship may be the only resource available. Learn how to respond. By completing the certification process, you will be added to a statewide recovery support network, and most importantly, show your arms are open to individuals seeking help.

Join the Interfaith Advisory Council

An advisory council of faith-leaders and people of faith in Nevada who are committed to addressing addiction and mental health in their communities and celebrating recovery. As a member of the council, you will help inform our programs and projects, ensuring their spiritual competence. Your involvement will also help our programs reach communities of faith across Nevada.

Become trained in overdose prevention

The most recent provisional CDC data reports over 93,000 Americans lost their lives to preventable drug overdoses in 2020. Most overdoses are caused by opioids, a class of drug. You can prevent overdoses! We provide overdose prevention kits to faith-based organizations, at no cost, to distribute to the community.

Steps towards Recovery Certification

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Complete the Questionnaire

Complete the online questionnaire so we can learn a little more about you.

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Schedule your trainings

After you complete the questionnaire, our interfaith recovery ambassador will contact you to schedule your trainings for certification.

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Receive certificate

Once all trainings are complete you'll receive a certificate and be listed as a Recovery Certified Faith-based organization in Nevada.

This is your first step towards certifying your church or other faith-based organization. We’ll tailor the certification requisites to your needs and interest.

Browse the full list of free trainings you can take as part of your certification. If you’re not interested in becoming Recovery Certified, you can still request trainings from us and our partners.

Faith & Recovery Resources

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.


The mission of The Center of Addiction & Faith is to raise awareness around the ubiquitous nature of addiction, and the many ways it impacts every single human life. We believe in increasing our understanding of this human phenomenon, of how addiction works in the human brain, and its impacts on every aspect of human society.


NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.


Co-creating a justice movement which connects people who use drugs, people who do sex work, and communities of faith through the development of harm reduction centered spiritual resources, ritual support, and spiritual care.


The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has organized a series of four workshops for rural faith leaders to come together to discuss, learn, and share information and resources to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD).


SAMHSA’s Faith-based and Community Initiatives (FBCI) support several programs in mental health services, substance abuse prevention, and addiction treatment at the national, state, and local levels.


The Initiative Partners

Download the Resource Directory

A comprehensive directory of resources, organized by category and county, curated and published annually. Stop into either of our Recovery Community Centers to receive a printed copy, at no cost. Need to search resources right now? We'll deliver the Nevada Resource Directory straight to your inbox. Enter your information below and select download to start searching recovery resources.

Download the Interfaith Recovery Toolkit

Search meetings, events, and sober social activities in Nye County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Peer Recovery Support is centered around the goals, needs, and strengths of people in recovery and those currently struggling with substance use.

Peer recovery support services can effectively extend treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment. Many people have successfully found recovery through working one-on-one with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist, before treatment, in-lieu of treatment, or after formal treatment.

More information about peer recovery support services and peer recovery support specialists may be found here.

Nothing! Receive your own personal recovery coach at no cost.

We’re a mission-driven nonprofit powered by people in recovery. The Building Communities of Recovery Program, which allows us to travel and provide recovery support to rural Nevada is funded through a grant. 

Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) is a three year initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

In short, anyone in recovery or struggling with their substance use.

  • We provide recovery support services to any adult 18+
  • All pathways of recovery are respected and welcomed. E.g. 12-step recovery is not required.
  • Abstinence is not a requirement to receive peer recovery support services
  • Peer Recovery Support Sessions are provided at no cost to individuals – As a nonprofit, we are funded by state, federal, and private grants and donations.
  • Insurance is not a requirement to engage with a peer recovery support specialist. All of our services are provided free of charge.
  • All peer recovery support specialists receive additional training on trauma informed care and cultural competency.

Peer Recovery Support Specialists are individuals with lived experience, meaning they are in recovery from substance use, problem gambling, mental health, and/or other co-occurring challenges.

Peer Recovery Support Specialists use their recovery experience, along with skills learned from specialized training, to provide guidance and hope to individuals working through their own recovery.

A peer recovery support specialist works with individuals to identify goals, needs, and barriers to their recovery.

The role of the Peer Recovery Support specialist includes:

  • Motivator and cheerleader
  • Ally and Confidant
  • Truth teller
  • Role model and mentor
  • Advocate
  • Provider of outreach and education
  • Resource broker, linking the person to additional support systems
  • Provides individual and group support


A Peer Support Specialist is NOT:

  • A sponsor
  • A counselor
  • A nurse or doctor
  • A clergy person


Rather, their role is more aligned with that of a life-coach, educator, and mentor.

Below you’ll find a schedule of when a peer recovery support specialist is in your area and available for individual recovery support sessions. You can also search meetings in your area and find upcoming sober social event on our event calendar: Connect for Recovery.

We’re excited to hear that! Contact our Office of Statewide Initiatives at

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Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador

Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center

Our Activities Calendar

  • One-on-one Peer Recovery Support
  • Mutual Aid Meetings & Support Groups
  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • GED or High school Equivalent Preparation
  • Overdose Prevention Training and naloxone (Narcan) Access Point
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Bus Passes
  • Recycled Clothing (Caring Closet)
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
  • Lounge Area
  • Classrooms & meeting spaces

The Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center offers several spaces open to the groups and organizations to rent for meetings, support groups, trainings, and events. Learn more or contact for more information.

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Person-Directed Recovery

Person-centered recovery is directed, as much as possible by the person – including decisions about who should be included in the process.  The planning identifies just a few small, but meaningful, short-term changes that the individual can focus on helping to reduce some of the barriers or challenges moving forward.  Person centered care should be central to all recovery frameworks.

*Adapted from Person-Centered Care and Planning by Neal Adams, MD, MPH, and Diane Grieder, M.Ed.