A peer is someone with lived experience with substance abuse who uses their experiential knowledge to support the recovery goals of individuals who use drugs and/or alcohol. Peers are natural support experts, meaning that the relationships they establish can lead to increased feelings of support, safety, and well-being among the individuals they serve. Peers can meet with individuals in the community upon request.
Through a combination of lived experience and professional training, peers can provide services to participants including:
Peer services are not: