Peer Wellness Center acknowledges all pathways to Recovery. We know that Recovery is not a "once-size-fits-all". Our goal is provide options and choices and to empower each individual to find the supports and path that will work for them.
Volunteers at PEER Wellness Center call, text, email or chat with individuals once a week - just to check in and see how their recovery is going. This is a peer-to-peer service and our volunteers, many who are in recovery themselves, provide encouragement and support. Volunteers receive specialized training in order to help provide local recovery supports, including access to local resources, such as 12-step or support meetings, food pantries, sober houses and detox, if needed.
Sometimes just a phone call can make someone feel wanted, cared about and included; dare we say, “loved”.
A pilot study by a well known treatment center on the efficacy of professional Recovery Coaching found that of 100 patients who received coaching only 26 relapsed, and of those who did, 90% got back in recovery.
Peer Recovery Coaches/Support Specialists are individuals with lived experience and specialized training that provide support to individuals seeking to initiate and/or maintain recovery. Recovery Coaches/Support Specialists help you find your strengths and apply them to having a better life. They help you identify your goals, create and implement a plan of action, and advocate for you.
We don’t think of you as powerless or diseased. We think of you as creative, resilient, and resourceful. We know you can do this; we're here to help.
"Addiction is not a spectator sport. Eventually, the whole family gets to play..."
Substance Use Disorder is a disease that affects more than the person living with the disease. It is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family's unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.
Without help, active substance misuse can totally disrupt family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime. If someone you know and love has a substance use and/or co-occurring disorder, support is available.
PEER Wellness Center provides support groups and information to help Friends and Family Members. For information on CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), SMART Friends & Family, and other supports, please visit our Friends & Family Resource Center.