Program Manager for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse CARES Warm line
Beverly Ragland, BBA, CCS, CACII, CAMS-II, CARES, CPS-MH, CPS-WH is the Program Manager for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse CARES Warm line Since October 2017. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network. She has worked in the field of Addictions Recovery since 2002. She was certified as a Peer Specialist (CPS-MH) in 2012 a Certified Addition Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CPS-AD) in 2014 and a Whole Health and Wellness Coach in 2014. Beverly retired from the Atlanta Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in 2017 where she served as VA National Point of Contact for VA Peer Specialist in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Beverly continues to expand her knowledge through certifications and trainings in competencies useful to promote the empowerment of her peers to be successful in their recovery goals. Beverly’s additional certifications as a Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Addition Counselor II, Certified Anger Management Therapist (CAMS II), NAMI Certified Recovery Education Mentor, Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR) Trainer, Certified Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Group Facilitator (CPS-WH), Level One- Wellness, Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Coach and Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist increase her ability to promote long lasting quality recovery. Beverly is passionate about sharing her recovery experience to help others.