PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT

Peer Recovery Specialists help a person become ready and willing to enter recovery by helping the person explore their options for recovery. They ask questions, offer insight and help service recipients as they become whole, resourceful, and capable of choosing what is best for them. Peer Recovery Specialists use a strengths-based approach, assisting people to find and utilize their values, assets, and strengths while supporting them in achieving success. They recognize that it is normal for recovering service recipients to have gaps in their skills or development.

The role of the specialist is to help people recognize and fill these gaps with the skills needed. Peer Recovery services focus on the present and future and are based on partnership with the recoveree.

Become a Peer Support Specialist

The role of Peer Recovery Specialists can be viewed on a continuum of services and falls between the role of recovery support individuals and substance abuse or mental health counselors. The role of the Peer Recovery Specialist has emerged from the recognition of a need to reconnect substance abuse and mental health supports to the larger continuum of recovery management. The peer is not a sponsor or a therapist but rather a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator.

To become a Peer visit our community partner, Doc’s Recovery House.

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PEER SUPPORT INITIATIVES

Recovery On a Mission (R.O.A.M)

Recovery On a Mission (“ROAM”) brings vital Peer support to Dodge, Mower, and Olmsted Counties.

Deepening Our Roots Program

“the Roots program” is building new resources, including life skills, workforce development, intercultural connections, and exploring many pathways to recovery across southeastern Minnesota with a focus on the Rochester area.

Emergency Department Program

As part of Roots, our Emergency Department Program is possible through our partnership with the Mayo Clinic’s Emergency Department at St. Mary’s. This program ensures individuals in crisis receive immediate substance use disorder support, guiding them toward recovery.

Re-Entry Program

Our Re-Entry Program is in partnership with the Minnesota Recovery Connection and several other Recovery Community Organizations. We provide support for people who are formerly incarcerated and justice involved.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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