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.
Who can participate in Peer Recovery Coaching?
How are Peer Recovery Specialists different from other treatment providers?
How does a Peer Recovery Specialist help?