Provides individual support and care coordination to participants. This one on one relationship has proven to be a best practice, bringing about recovery engagement and goal achievement at a much quicker rate than ever before. PRS’s have lived experience with recovery. They understand and know early recovery, offering support, encouragement and connections, that assist the individuals to build community support prior to treatment completion.
A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist has lived the experience of someone with substance abuse and uses a peer to peer approach to help individuals discover strengths and develop their own unique recovery goals. The Peer Recovery Specialist models recovery wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness through appropriate sharing of personal experience as well as offering knowledge in recovery community resources.