According to SAMHSA, Peer support workers are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.
Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists (Recovery Coaches) engage in a wide range of activities with participants:
One of the most important instruments in the recovery toolbox is goal setting. The power of goal setting resides in stringing these little steps together until the combined effect shows progress toward the bigger goal. And simply committing to those smaller steps can have a strong healing effect.
The goal of SUD recovery management coaching is to help the participant to stand on their own two feet once they completed treatment or left a facility or substance use program. Accountability and routine are key factors in helping an individual attain long-term recovery. Aftercare ensures they’re present after the intense early stages of treatment or re-entry.
Coaching & Support
Peer Support Specialists are practiced at helping find simple, effective solutions for everyday problems that might drive you to use or have a set back. It is often the simple things that recovering people struggle with. Using substances was a way of life not long ago, and navigating day-to-day life sober is challenging. Recovery coaching can sit down with you throughout the day and offer support, encouragement, a shoulder to lean on and an ear to bend. He or she will listen to your concerns and fears as you get through this precarious yet rewarding time in your life.