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About Rod Rushing

Welcome to Rushing Consulting. We’re glad you’ve landed. My name is Rod Rushing and I am a person living in long term recovery. For me that means my life has completely transformed. I have spent the last decade developing skills, attending trainings, mentoring and training others, implementing programs. Our team feels ready to share what we have learned. Here you will find some practical ways to explore and implement recovery coaching, legal recovery coaching, and peer support development for yourself and/or your family, your business, or even as your own business. Not only is recovery a reality for millions of Americans, it is also attainable and sustainable for millions more.
Take some time to look around. Hit up the team with any questions you may have.

Making connections

Forging collaboration among clinical service providers to enhance all patient care.

Making connections


Peer based programs

Developing, implementing, and evaluating peer based programs to ensure patient involvement in care and support peer efficacy.

Peer based programs


Training & recruiting

Strong experience in recruiting and training both paid and volunteer and peer staff

Training & recruiting


community based

Leading our community members to action for prioritizing and allocating care resources.

community based


Community Recovery

Community Recovery is a voluntary process through which a community uses the assertive resolution of alcohol and other drug-related problems as a vehicle for collective healing, community renewal, and enhanced intergenerational resilience. Community Recovery is:
1) Voluntary in the sense that it involves a breakthrough in community consciousness and sustained community commitment,
2) A process in that it must unfold and be sustained over a prolonged period of time, and
3) Assertive in that the diminishment of alcohol and other drug-related problems occurs as a result of concerted, collective and sustained action.

(William White - 2010)


Peer Coach Academy Colorado

Recovery Coaching and Training for Individuals and Organizations
We proudly offer peer-based trainings for not only individuals in recovery, but family members and organizations interested in being part of the solution. Colorado has developed an IC & RC Peer Specialist Credential which should be ready for rollout in 2016. We have assembled Recovery Coach Trainings with the guidance and mentorship of Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR) who are IC & RC approved. - You can visit CCAR here.

PCA Colorado believes in collaboration and is now working with Colorado Mental Wellness Network, Second Chance Center Colorado, and Colorado Federation of Families to match the diverse needs within our community. PCA staff are proud INAOPS members.

We currently offer these trainings:

IC & RC Certified Recovery Coach Training for Individuals and Organizations.

Our trainings are aimed at people who work or volunteer with or around individuals that have substance use disorders and/or in recovery. View the Recovery Coach Training agendas here:

Recovery Coach Training core class:
40 hours - 5 days (one week) or 4 days (one month)

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches:
16 hours - overview here

Spirituality for Recovery Coaches:
12 hours - overview here

Legal Recovery Coaching:
14 hours - overview here

Coming To PCA Colorado in 2016

Amazing things are coming.
Our team is working hard to bring you new courses every day. Stay tuned.

HIV Peer Mentoring:
40 hours overview here

MAT and MSR:
Medicated Assisted Treatment and
Medicated Supported Recovery

8 hours overview here

Self-Care for Peer Coaches:
16 hours

Skills Building for Peer Coaches:
16 hours

How to Supervise Peer Coaches:
16 hours

Ask any of our Alumni

PCA Colorado graduates will:

1) Describe Recovery Coach role and functions,
2) List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery,
3) Build skills to enhance relationships,
4) Explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching,
5) Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story,
6) Understand the stages of recovery,
7) Describe the stages of change and their applications,
8) Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege,
9) Address ethical and boundaries issues,
10) Experience recovery wellness planning,
11) Practice newly acquired skills,
12) Expand your spiritual experiences in recovery.

Watch Recovery Coach training feedback HERE.

No matter how much you choose to give, your donation to PCA Colorado has an impact.
Your contribution allows you to become part of the solution to complex issues in our community,
through the continuation of vital health and human service programs.
You can help improve, transform, and even save lives for just a few dollars.

how rod works

Cups of coffee
projects continue to thrive today
years of consulting work and projects
happy clients


Join us as we increase Colorado's Recovery Capital, recognize National Recovery Month, and raise awareness to current health and wellness unmet needs like the national prescription drug epidemic, escalating opioid overdoses, treatment/recovery rather than incarceration, more blending of MH/SA services and increased family participation and education in recovery support services. Easier Access to Services and Streamlined Parity in those services will be a good start.
We hope to raise the bar on what is available to our community.

Please register with us here and let us include you in our planning. No charge for attendance however donations are always welcome.

There will be Food, Music, Fellowship, Community, Fun for Kids n Adults, Inspiration and Networking.

At noon we will encircle the Capitol holding hands, remembering those we love and have lost to addiction, and send a message to our lawmakers and policy setters that we need to update our approach to addiction and work toward a completely Recovery Oriented System of Care in Colorado!!! Surrounded by Recovery 2016!!!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

Where: Colorado State Capital - 200 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 - View Map


A Little Birdie Told Me

Rod can get inside the suffering, analyze it with clarity and compassion, and identify rational approaches to issues which seem the most daunting.

Greg Pittsley

I can't imagine any organization in the field of helping human beings that would not benefit immensely from Rod's services.

Bruce Gipson

Rod has been and continues to be a valuable asset to the community due to his drive and commitment.

Paul Aceto

I can't think of any other in his capacity who is more qualified, experienced and dedicated.

Michael Van Essen

ongoing collaborating organizations

This is what good consulting can offer:
a different voice and some new lenses with which to experience your business.

I love what I do

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Serving the Denver Metro Area

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