This report explores how COVID-19 has affected patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Authors used a national online survey, 2 focus groups and the Patient Lead National Peer Council to identify what outcomes patients want from treatment, how COVID-19 is affecting them and what needs to change about treatment and recovery services offered during the pandemic and for the future.
Substance use disorder in families often leads to involvement in child welfare systems. Research shows that removal of a child from a family is traumatic for both the child and parents and can impede the parent’s journey to recovery. Many programs now employ family peer mentors or recovery specialists to work with the families on their treatment plan, connect parents and children to services and resources, and provide support as they go through a difficult process.
Addressing substance use disorder (SUD) and the trauma that often precedes it in youth is a priority for treatment providers, parents, caregivers, and community leaders. Many leaders have found that youth have a special ability and role to play in helping their peers. In this collection, CLOUD provides resources that focus on youth providing peer support to other youth and young adults.
This 9-minute video explains the role family mentors play in Kentucky’s Sobriety, Treatment and Recovery Team (START) program. The video features family mentors talking about their stories, their role in helping other parents with substance use disorder and child welfare involvement, and the story of a family helped by the program.
This training guide for peer recovery mentors working the child welfare system is notable for its description of 10 best practices for family peer support mentors.
This guide provides information on service models that use family peer mentors or recovery specialists to serve families affected by substance use disorder (SUD) who are involved with the child welfare system. The guide describes 2 models:
This 2-page document describes the impact of the Ohio Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma (START) program, which provides wrap-around services to children and families impacted by opiates and other addictive substances. Also included in this resource is information on services provided by the START teams in Ohio in 2019.
This 2-page brochure explains Ohio’s Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma (START) Program, which provides family peer support and other services to children and families impacted by opiates and other addictive substances. The brochure explains the program with an emphasis on the role of family peer mentors.
The Ohio Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma (START) Program provides wrap-around services to children and families impacted by opiates and other drugs.
This collection features resources to assist substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, health care systems, and community organizations create and manage peer support programs.