Posts tagged peer training
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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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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