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Peer Recovery Specialists as Partners in Research and Practice: Early Findings from the ROAR Project (webinar)
October 12, 2020

Presenters: Elizabeth Needham Waddell, PhD; Morgan Nelson, CRM, CADC; Christi Hildebran, LMSW, CADC III; and Erin Stack, MS.
October 6, 2020

Sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the CTN Western States Node.

Peer recovery support services are supports provided across the service continuum by credentialed individuals in long-term recovery from alcohol or other drug-related problems. Peer recovery support specialists serving people following release from jails and prisons have a unique responsibility to support community reentry and adherence to community corrections requirements. They may also facilitate entry into treatment post-release and support engagement in recovery services in the months following incarceration. This webinar described the unique role of peer support specialists in the CDC-funded pilot project Reducing Overdose After Release from Incarceration (ROAR). The ROAR pilot combines provision of medication for opioid use disorder with support from Oregon Certified Recovery Mentors (CRMs) to reduce overdose risk among women released from prison.

Download slides | ROAR Project protocol