RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES
Faces & Voices of Recovery (2016)
Infographic designed to assist with advocacy efforts to fund and sustain recovery support services.
In the last ten years, peer recovery support services (PRSS) – distinct from both clinical treatment and mutual aid supports – have become established in the continuum of care for people seeking, stabilizing, and sustaining recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As these services have been conceived, defined, and developed, organizations have realized that they need to address the most effective ways to ensure the highest quality of care, while keeping intact the values, principles, and contexts that were the underpinnings of their work and that would give integrity and fidelity to peer recovery practice.
Addiction Recovery Peer Service Roles: Recovery Management in Health Reform synthesizes and integrates the insights, challenges and ideas generated at the July 1, 2010, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Faces & Voices of Recovery Roundtable on Peer Recovery Support Services. Local, state and federal officials are embracing a new orientation toward recovery from addiction as the nation begins to implement health care reform. The roundtable provided an opportunity to raise the profile of new services developed by recovery community organizations to support people seeking or in recovery from addiction – services that exemplify this new recovery orientation.
An Environmental Scan: Certified Peer Specialists/Recovery Coaches in the Substance Use Disorders Field
Since the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 1935, and the modern addictions recovery movement, the support of peers has been recognized as an essential part of recovery. As the recovery movement evolved, the role and the competencies of peer providers have been further defined. To some, however, the involvement of peers has not been fully integrated into the substance use disorders (SUD) continuum of care, with their roles viewed only as volunteers. This Environmental Scan will reveal that the involvement of peers within the SUD field continues to change as roles are further expanded, integrated, defined, and funded. Specifically, there are growing numbers of certified and non-certified peer specialists and recovery coaches being trained and funded throughout the SUD field.