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Spotlight: New Mexico Peer Education Project

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

A brief overview of the New Mexico Peer Education Project which trains incarcerated individuals to educate their peers about addiction, infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus, and other health issues. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s spotlight series.

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Spotlight: AnchorED Rhode Island

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

A brief overview of the AnchorED program in Rhode Island which connects patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for an opioid-related overdose with a trained peer recovery coach. ED staff call the AnchorED hotline which dispatches recovery coaches to meet patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The coaches provide the patient with information about recovery supports and resources and may educate the patient or caregivers on naloxone use to treat overdose. Preliminary evaluation reports show that more than 80 percent of patients who meet with the coaches engage in some recovery support services upon discharge. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.

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What is the Recovery Café Network?

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

A 2 page document that explains the Recovery Cafe Network and its process to help communities establish community recovery centers modeled after the Recovery Cafe in Seattle.

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Recovery Café Network

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

In 2004, a group of individuals committed to serving individuals affected by homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges opened the Recovery Cafe in Seattle to provide long term recovery support.

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Recovery in the 21st Century Graphic

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This 1 page briefing paper summarizes the findings from a study of participants in In the Rooms, an online social network site for the recovery community. The study showed that recovery-specific social network sites show promise as part of the modern recovery community. More research into whether these sites help

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Parent Partner Programs: Promising Practice to Keep Families Struggling with Substance Use Disorder Together

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides an overview of parent partner programs, where parents facing child welfare or dependency proceedings are paired with a peer adviser who helps them understand and navigate the process. Parent partner programs in Washington, Iowa,

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Recovery Support Groups

Recovery support groups have been an important part of many people’s recovery, providing a safe space to seek support and provide mutual assistance to peers. This collection features links to websites for several established recovery support groups, each of which offers a different model and philosophy of support, allowing individuals to access support based on their personal values and preferences.

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Oregon Recovery Network

Source: Oregon Recovery Network

This website is the home of the Oregon Recovery Network’s Covid-19 response page. Oregon Recovers has created a centralized source of information on Covid-19 for the Oregon recovery community including

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Telerecovery Guide and SOP

Source: Unity Recovery

This guide from the Unity Recovery organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania provides detailed information on engaging in peer recovery supports through digital technology.

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The Nar-Anon Family Groups Guide to Local Services

Source: Nar-Anon Family Groups

This is the 2018 Nar-Anon Family Group’s guide to providing local services for anyone who has been affected by close contact with a person with an addiction including information for Narateen programs which serve youth and teenagers affected by addition. The guide includes information about Nar-Anon and Narateen policies and management structures, financial policies, and other traditions of the Nar-Anon and Narateen groups.

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