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There are many challenges in the journey to recovery from substance use disorder. A recovery specialist, or mentor, is someone who has lived experience in recovery and can help guide you along the way.

Peer support is the connection of persons with lived experience in recovery to persons seeking to achieve or sustain recovery. Science has shown that social support is vital in building the resources to sustain recovery. Peer support can come in several forms, one-on-one, groups, direct, indirect, etc.

Peer Support services provided at The Thriving United Center for individuals to build strengths and resources to sustain recovery.  A person seeking to achieve or sustain recovery may work with a specialist either one-on-one or in groups. Specialists are available on a provisional basis at our community center Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Groups occur throughout the week at times listed on our schedule. Formal paired coaching connections may emerge from these.

If you are interested in peer support or have questions please drop by our center at 501 N. Loraine, or send us an email, or call 432.701.8678.

Who can participate in Peer Recovery Coaching?
  • Anyone who is experiencing any type of addiction and/or mental health conditions can request a Peer Recovery Specialist.

How are Peer Recovery Specialists different from other treatment providers?
  • Although they are trained helping professionals, Peer Recovery Specialists are not the same as sponsors, caseworkers, or clinicians.  They don’t have to follow a specific treatment plan or program. 
  • Instead of being a "specialist", they draw from their own lived experience, creativity, and wisdom to help guide and support someone earlier on in a recovery journey.

How does a Peer Recovery Specialist help?

  • A Peer Recovery Specialist serves as a trusted source of understanding, support and mentoring. The Specialist collaborates with their peer in early recovery to help that person set goals, build strengths, and connect to resources that help support recovery. Peer Recovery Specialists work in our center and out in community settings to help individuals get what they need to strengthen their sobriety.






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