Phillip Valentine

last updated 5/2/2018

Phillip A. Valentine

Executive Director at Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

Location:
75 Charter Oak Ave Building 1 Suite 305, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
HQ Phone:
(866) 205-9770

General Information

Affiliations

Board Member - Recovery Research Institute

Board Member - Faces & Voices

Advisory Board Member - Wired In Media

Recent News  

Faces & Voices of Recovery : Programs : ARCO : About ARCO

PHIL VALENTINE
Phil Valentine is the Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). Phil has been instrumental in the development of the recovery movement. He's been at CCAR since January 1999, when he organized CCAR's first Recovery Walks! A sought after speaker, he is recognized around the world for his leadership. In 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his groundbreaking work with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces & Voices of Recovery honored CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award, recognizing it as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country. Phil Valentine is a former Board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery.

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For Substance Abusers, Recovery-Oriented Care May Show The Way To A Productive Life - Parent Health Hub

Last spring, Tannerhill met Phil Valentine, executive director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, a former addict and a pioneer in the recovery-oriented care movement.
Valentine, who was hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness of recovery, speaks of overcoming shame, an essential element of recovery. "Treatment is the initiation of recovery," Valentine explained. "That's when you get that respite to say, 'OK, I've initiated my recovery, I've got that stuff out of my system, the fog is starting to lift ... I'm starting to see that there's hope that I can build a life.'" Connecticut's recovery-oriented care movement has been going strong for about 15 years, Valentine said. His organization has a staff of 16 and some 400 volunteers. Many of them publicly share their stories of recovery. Recovery advocates, he said, are acknowledged in Connecticut's health care discussions, including in the state legislature, as voices that "need to be heard."

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Phillip Valentine - Recovery Research Institute

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER PHIL VALENTINE
Phillip Valentine Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Phillip Valentine has been an integral component in this Recovery Community Organization since January 1999. An accomplished author, trainer and presenter, Phil has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces and Voices of Recovery honored CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country. In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named him the Non-Profit Executive of the Year. He appears in the documentary "The Anonymous People", a ground-breaking video that CCAR had the privilege of supporting. In 2015, Phil completed a thruhike of the Appalachian Trail, a journey of 2,189 miles, carrying the message of recovery the entire way (#AT4Recovery). Early in his career, Phil spearheaded CCAR's effort to build a statewide network of Recovery Community Centers that feature innovative peer recovery support services like telephone recovery support, All-Recovery groups and Recovery Works! employment services. Phil was instrumental in the development of CCAR's highly-acclaimed videos and served as CCAR's point man for the first seven "Recovery Walks!", annual walks held for those in support of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. He has designed and facilitated several trainings and currently, Phil has focused his training efforts on the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches©, Spirituality for Recovery Coaches© and Recovery Coaching for Parents©. In recovery since December 28, 1987, Phil is the author of "Hooked on Recovery", a blog that has informed the general public about his personal recovery process. Phil believes that being public about his own recovery from alcohol and cocaine addiction helps ease the discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery. He strives to "soften the community" to recovery. A University of Connecticut graduate, he worked experience as a community counselor in a detox/residential treatment setting and in the field of prevention. He is married and has five children. His favorite hobbies are hiking, kayak and surf fishing, golf and movies. Back to Team RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER PHIL VALENTINE

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