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Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities to Promote Peer Support Specialists/Peer Recovery Coaching Services

BRSS TACS Expert Panel

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

In a departure from traditional mental health services, today peer specialists and recovery coaches play essential roles in a wide range of service environments. While their job descriptions are largely dependent on the setting in which they are employed (e.g., state hospitals, community behavioral health centers, peer-run recovery centers), their approach entails a fresh, more…

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Ernie Kurtz, Recovery, and the Power of Story

William White

Posted in: William L. White Publications

Harvard-trained historian Ernest Kurtz loved stories. The power of story and the role of storytelling in personal identity and addiction recovery filled his writings on Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), and they were central themes in the books he co-authored with Katherine Ketcham: The Spirituality of Imperfection and Experiencing Spirituality. I apprenticed under Ernie’s guidance for more than two decades in…

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Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Peer-based Recovery Support Services

William L. White, MA & The PRO-ACT Ethics Workgroup

Posted in: William L. White Publications

The twin purposes of this article are 1) to draw upon the collective experience of organizations that are providing peer-based recovery support services to identify ethical issues arising within this service arena, and 2) to offer guidance on how these issues can best be handled. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Ethics Tip Sheet

Posted in: CAPRSS

Peer recovery support service (PRSS) programs require an ethical framework for service delivery. In most cases, simply “importing” a professional code of ethics is not effective. There is a difference between the professional-client relationship and the relationship of the peer leader and the peer being served that warrants an ethical framework specifically tailored to PRSS….

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Evaluation of an evidence-based practice training for peer support workers in behavioral health care

A.S. Crisanti, C. Murray-Krezan, L.S. Karlin, K. Sutherland-Bruaw, L.M. Najavits & Peter Walla

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes

Service provision by peer support workers (PSWs) is growing within the US behavioral health care system and research is needed to determine appropriate training and support. This study examined responses of 15 PSWs and 20 licensed behavioral health practitioners (BHPs) who participated in a one-day training of seeking safety (SS). PSWs and BHPs provided post-training…

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States

CDC

Posted in: Addiction Treatment Guidance & Policy Resources

Readers can use this document as a general reference for evidence-based practices that have been successfully implemented in the U.S. and are effective in reducing rates of opioid overdose. This document also provides readers with straightforward explanations of how and why these strategies work, summaries of major research on these topics, and examples of organizations…

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Expecting Better

Open Society Foundation

Posted in: Parenting In Recovery

Among the populations of people who use drugs, pregnant women face some of the most severe health and social consequences. Pregnant women who use criminalized drugs are routinely subjected to dehumanizing stigma, insufficient access to evidence-based treatment, and ineffective punitive responses. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Expired: SAMHSA Grant Announcement

Posted in: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The deadline for this announcement has passed. SAMHSA just released a grant announcement for Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19.  Although only States, Territories and Tribal Communities are eligible applicants, they must clearly define the direct services they will provide with the money, and should include funding for RCOs in their…

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General

Posted in: Addiction Treatment Guidance & Policy Resources

This Surgeon General’s Report has been created because of the important health and social problems associated with alcohol and drug misuse in America. As described in this Report, a comprehensive approach is needed to address substanceuse problems in the United States. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICA: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

The United States has a serious substance misuse problem. Substance misuse is the use of alcohol or drugs in a manner, situation, amount, or frequency that could cause harm to the user or to those around them. Alcohol and drug misuse and related substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and impose enormous costs on…

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