Peer recovery supporters offer a shared understanding of what it’s like to live with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder and can offer proof that recovery is possible. Peer recovery supporters can help people become more engaged in their own recovery and can relate to their struggles on a higher level because of their own experiences.
There are multiple ways to connect with a Peer Recovery Supporter. The first step is to contact a peer-run organization that is in your area. If there is no peer-run organization, you should contact your provider to see if they can connect you with one. If you can neither get connected through a peer-run organization or your provider, contact the Peer Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.