Carrie Jenkins is a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center). As a Peer for the Center, Carrie assists individuals within Maryland struggling with problem gambling and gambling addiction to navigate recovery treatment resources and helps remove any barriers to recovery. She brings to her role 20 years of successful lived experience in recovery, helping others to overcome the stigmas and challenges of addiction. As a Peer Recovery Coach, Carrie helps individuals learn how to live healthy lifestyles free of substance abuse.
Carrie is a Registered Peer Supervisor, conducting supervisions and supervising Peers with the Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health, and achieved her (TOT) Trainer of Trainer Certification with Jordan Peer Recovery. Carrie has worked in the area of human services since 2003 and has worked as a direct support worker supporting individuals with special needs. Carrie is an ordained minister of a Non-Denominational church and recently completed the IGCCB Training for clergy/lay minister’s certification in gambling addiction, prevention, education, awareness, and spiritual outreach care. She continues to be involved in outreach ministry serving the under privileged and less fortunate. Carrie holds a B.A. in Religion and is in pursuit of an (M.Div.) Master of Divinity Degree.