Recovree Working With Employers To Address Substance Use Disorder

Recovree’s mission is to help people find and maintain recovery from substance use disorder through peer relationships. Over the past year, we have shared the power of peer recovery coaches with anyone who would listen. By now, we hope you know that these professionals are scientifically proven to help improve recovery outcomes.

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Veteran's Day Spotlight: Ali, U.S. Marine Veteran

You all may recognize me as the one that wrote about being “Sober AF” in September. Well, the lovely people at Recovree thought of me when wanting to do a spotlight for Veteran’s Day. …Oh yeah. I forgot to mention in my previous blog post that I am a six-year Marine Corps Veteran. It’s not something I purposefully left out. I quite literally just forgot to mention it.

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Peer Specialists, Technology, and the Evolution of SUD Treatment

We were honored to talk with Paula DeSanto, the founder and president of Minnesota Alternatives. Minnesota Alternatives “provides adult outpatient mental health and/or substance use treatment and consultation services that focus on engagement, skill development, personalized interventions, neuroscience and healing trauma.”

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How Omar Pinto Helps Individuals Find Their Pathway to Recovery

We are very excited to share our interview with Omar Pinto, an addiction recovery specialist, life empowerment coach and founder of the SHAIR Podcast, SHAIR Space, and the SHAIR Recovery Community. We loved learning about Omar’s drive to help individuals find their own, unique pathway to recovery, which is his overall mission for SHAIR.

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8 Need-To-Know Resources for Peer Recovery Coaches

Peer Recovery Support Specialists can sometimes be left in the dark by their organization. Some organizations may not know what types of resources the Peer Recovery Support Specialist need to do their job most effectively. We’ve got you covered! Here are a few resources for specialists to help do the job more efficiently and effectively.

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From Kickball to Smudge Walks - The Story of the Sober Squad

My name is Colin and I am a 33-year-old member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. I come from a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody and we all are basically related some way or another. Reservations are kind of known for their drug and crime rates across the state. But at the same time, they are also known for how beautiful our culture and philosophies can be.

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Beyond the Brink

My name is Brandy Brink; I am a woman in Long term recovery. I have struggled with addiction for most of my life. The first time I went to treatment I was 12 years old. I’ve been in and out of recovery more times than I can count. My story is no different than anyone else’s. I grew up in an abusive home and by the age of 12, I was a ward of the state. I spent the next 3 years in and out of foster care and group homes.

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The Power of Peer Specialists

Studies have found that peer support significantly improves recovery outcomes including decreased morbidity and mortality, reduced use of emergency services, improved self-reported health status, and self-care skills, and improved quality of life. Because of this, peer support is now the fastest growing service for people in recovery.

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Q+A: Peer Recovery Specialist Training with Chris

Peer support is the fastest growing service for people in recovery, but for those how are new to the field, there are still questions surrounding the service. Who are peer specialists? What does training entail? How do they help those in recovery? We sat down with Chris Falck to learn more about peer specialists and the training they receive.

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Peer Specialist Self-Care

Working on recovery is no easy task. For peer support specialists, the journey of sobriety can be especially difficult. They are inspirations to the clients they serve by being successful in their own recovery. To add to the challenge, the need for support is great – there are never enough specialists or providers to handle the demand in the treatment industry.

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