"It's amazing to me," says Tommy McGee, one of six recovery coaches at EPICC by CommCARE. "The 'mess' I had made out of my life can now be a message for someone else going through addiction. Give them hope. Get them to make that call and get help. If I can get clean and stay clean, if I can find a way to live and become a productive member of society, so can you."
Tommy became a Recovery Coach (Certified Peer Specialist) with CommCare’s EPICC program in Kansas City. EPICC stands for Engaging Patients In Care Coordination. Recovery coaches go into emergency rooms and meet with people who have overdosed on heroin or other opioids and help get them into treatment.
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