peer support

what is peer support?

SAMHSA defines peer recovery supporters as people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations.  Peer recovery supporters help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, helping to reduce the likelihood of relapse. 

Peer support workers engage in a wide range of activities. These include:

  • Advocating for people in recovery

  • Sharing resources and building skills

  • Building community and relationships

  • Leading recovery groups

  • Mentoring and setting goals

Peer support roles may also extend to the following:

  • Providing services and/or training

  • Supervising other peer workers

  • Developing resources

  • Administering programs or agencies

  • Educating the public and policymakers

https://www.samhsa.gov/brss-tacs/recovery-support-tools/peers

Let's Get Real of Huron County is a peer recovery organization which provides peer support services, recovery support groups, operates ALERT (Area Law Enforcement Recovery Team) in Huron County, and oversees Huron County's only Project Dawn site.  Let's Get Real also offers a walk-in peer center located in the basement of 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.  For more information click here:

Let's Get Real of Huron County
567-743-7130

 

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