Peer Support On The Journey To Recovery | WYPR

Peer Support On The Journey To Recovery

Sep 17, 2019

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One tool in the fight against overdose deaths is mentors who can share their stories of recovery from addiction. Known as peer recovery coaches, these individuals are trained to offer a helping hand and listening ear to patients who might be struggling with drugs or alcohol.

Social worker manager Cassandra Dobbs gives us an overview of the peer recovery program at Saint Agnes Health Institute. And coach Rodney James says that his experience of relapse and recovery can help him connect with patients who are considering treatment.

Learn more about SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment). Click here to find resources for treatment across the state.