Posts tagged peer specialist
Peer Recovery Coaching Q+A with Jesse Heffernan

We are excited to share our interview with Jesse Heffernan, a recovery coach, consultant and founder of Helios Recovery Services. Jesse is a valued advocate and champion for the recovery community. As someone with vast experience in the field, we were eager to talk to him about the evolution of peer services in the recovery and community spaces.

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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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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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