Peer recovery support is available for Greater Family Health patients who are on a path towards recovery. These services are provided by the Peer Recovery Support Specialists.
So, what is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist? Peer Recovery Support Specialists are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, Peer Recovery Support Specialists help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse.
Our Peer Recovery Support Specialist focuses on mental wellness rather than mental illness and shows patients how to use the tools and resources available to become an advocate for themselves. An honest and open atmosphere allows patients to choose their own goals and recovery plan. The Peer Recovery Specialist is able to share their own experiences with others and help patients in their personal recovery journey. Peer support is about understanding an individual’s point of view in a way that only someone with a shared past can.
The Peer Recovery Support Specialist is able to create an individualized relapse prevention plan for each patient and provide effective coping techniques and self-help strategies by modeling the value of everyone’s “individual” recovery process. The Peer Recovery Specialist also helps patients seek social support through numerous recovery programs such as IE, AA, NA, SMART Recovery, and many others.
Additional Peer Recovery specialist services include:
- Providing recovery coaching
- Identifying barriers to recovery
- Providing meeting times and information
- Providing one-on-one and group consultations
- Monitoring the patient’s progress
- Accompanying the patient to meetings if desired.
If you have any questions about peer recovery or would like to learn more, please speak with your provider at your next visit or call us!