This report defines what a peer support specialist is and describes the many different roles they can play in the substance use disorder and recovery process. Research has shown that recovery is facilitated by social support, and peer support specialists, who have personal lived experience of addiction, are uniquely qualified to provide that support.
Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
What Are Peer Recovery Support Services?
A report describing peer support specialists and the role they can play in treatment and recovery