What Are Peer Support Recovery Services

Peer Recovery Support Services are a new kind of social support service designed to fill the needs of people in or seeking recovery. The services are called peer recovery support services and, as the word peer implies, they are designed and delivered by people who have experienced both substance use disorder and recovery.

The peer recovery support services offered by The Hope All Day Community Recovery Center help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Because they are designed and delivered by peers who have been successful in the recovery process, they embody a powerful message of hope, as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge. The services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking to achieve or sustain recovery.

Social Support for Recovery

Studies show that recovery is facilitated by social support, and four types of social support have been identified as Emotional, Informational, Instrumental, and Affiliational support. Hope All Day projects have found these four types of social support useful in organizing the community-based peer-to-peer services they provide to recovering people. These four categories refer to types of social support, not discrete services or service models.

For example, a project that is planning social support services to address recovering people’s employment needs might consider whether a job referral (informational support) by itself is adequate, or whether emotional support (such as supportive coaching to prepare for an interview), and/or instrumental support (such as help cleaning up a criminal record) might also be needed. In general, the more robust the types of social support available to address any given recovery concern, the more likely that a person seeking help will walk away with useful information, a new insight or skill, or more confidence to help with the tasks ahead.

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Peer Recovery Support Services

Demonstrate empathy, caring, or concern to bolster person’s self-esteem and confidence.
Share knowledge and information and/or provide life or vocational skills training.
Provide concrete assistance to help others accomplish tasks.
Connections to recovery community supports, activities, and events.

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CEO, President & Center Director
Chris Macomber is the founding member and CEO of The Hope all
Chief Financial Officer and Asst. Center Director
Sherry has been volunteering for the Hope All Day Foundation since 2012
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