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Ruth Riddick/Sobriety Together

Originally born in Dublin, Ruth Riddick is a New York Certification Board Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) with a coaching, training, and mentoring practice at Sobriety Together™. She is also an authorized and experienced Recovery Coach Academy trainer (CART), and a designated Recovery Coach Professional (CCAR). Appointed in 2016, she serves as New York City-based ASAPNYCB community outreach, supporting professional peer recovery development, training, and certification throughout the prevention-treatment-recovery field statewide. At ASAP, she also serves as consultant to the New York Certification Board Ethics Committee and as Peer Workforce Initiative administrator, developing and implementing original training for new professional peer recovery certifications.

Ruth is an acknowledged peer recovery subject matter expert, serving as consultant to the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and is a familiar speaker on topics such as Mapping Recovery and Ethical Practice. She developed and delivers the original ASAP-NYCB Peer Recovery Exam Preparation workshop, hosted by community based organizations and agencies across the state. She is also co-developer of the ASAP-PWI CRPA-Family classroom-based certification-track curriculum, and a co-trainer of the authorized trainers panel.

She serves as an NYS recovery consultant to SAMSHA’s national Opioid Response Network Technical Assistance Consortium, and as a member of the Caron NYC Annual Community Awards breakfast nominating committee. Additionally, she is a fluent Irish speaker.

Widely published, her most recent essay, “Recovery-The Vision Thing,” appears in the inaugural edition of Journey magazine (March 2019). ♦