Peer Support

Peer Support

Our Recovery Coaches are held to the highest standards in the industry and are open to the idea that there are many different paths to recovery and each client’s needs are unique. We truly meet the client where they are. Each member of our support staff is credentialed with either LCACD or CCAR licensure and/or certifications and offer a spectrum of services from group facilitation to concierge individualized offerings. As both practitioners and individuals in recovery themselves, the peer support staff is intimately familiar and highly trained and experienced in dealing with unique challenges involved in navigating life in early recovery. By sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community.

Peer support services are delivered by qualified, credentialed individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving. Research has shown that peer support facilitates recovery and reduces health care costs. Peers also provide assistance that promotes a sense of belonging within the community. The ability to contribute to and enjoy one’s community is an important factor in recovery and well-being. Another critical component that peers provide is the development of self-efficacy through role modeling and assisting peers with ongoing recovery through mastery of experiences and finding meaning, purpose, and social connections in their lives.

 

Peer recovery support services are services that are designed and delivered by people who, themselves, have experienced both substance abuse disorder and recovery. They know what it’s like to be an addict, to struggle with the daily pressures and stress, to overcome the guilt, sadness, confusion, to try to find a job, rebuild careers, relationships, and self-esteem.

Peer recovery support groups have a peer leader, who provides support to peers (those seeking help to establish or maintain their recovery). In the interaction, both the peer leader and peers receive mutual support and their recovery gains strength in the process.

Emotional support, which may include peer mentoring or support groups led by peers, encourages the individual through empathy, concern or caring, helping to bolster confidence and self-esteem.

The purpose of peer recovery support services is to provide hope to those in recovery and to help them stay in recovery, thus reducing the likelihood of relapse. With their powerful message of hope, combined with the experience of the peers who have been successful in their recovery efforts, these services extend the clinical reach of treatment and go directly into the lives of people who most need them.

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