Peer recovery support services are increasingly becoming an important part of the behavioral healthcare workforce. So much so, the growth in opportunity is outpacing the field’s ability to define best practices in how to integrate peer services into organizational practice. Nationally, there are various levels of experience and expertise. A continuous area of interest is utilizing peer support across the continuum of care. An important takeaway from those who do it well is that implementing an effective peer support program often requires a shift in the organizational culture. Engaging all stakeholders is crucial in developing peer recovery support service programming. Buy-in and support of senior leadership will contribute to the successful integration.
Section 1 of a multi-part series.
Intended audience: Organizations and professionals who have or plan to integrate peer recovery specialists into their team.
The Peer Recovery Support Series is provided as a collaborative effort between the Great Lakes ATTC and NAADAC.