A Peer Recovery Specialist uses lived experience to support individuals with substance use, mental health, or co-occurring disorders. Peers assist with exploring recovery options, advocate, offer insight and assist with resources. They use a strengths-based approach to help participants fill gaps in skills and achieve success through partnership.
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Becoming a Peer Recovery Specialist can be achieved through various routes and with several different certification and credentialing organizations.
The Minnesota Peer Resource Hub’s mission is to serve Peer’s throughout Minnesota by providing up to date information, education, and career resources. Peers utilize evidence-based information to create beneficial resources and support. Peers work within peer recovery organizations, local substance use centers, mental health services, treatment providers and facilities, and managed care organizations and in many other roles in various settings.
You can make a positive impact in the lives of individuals recovering from substance use disorder, mental health, or family challenges by becoming a peer in your community. Join the effort to promote healthy living and wellness by sharing your own experience and offering support to others on their journey. By becoming a peer, you have the opportunity to empower and inspire others to overcome their obstacles and achieve their recovery goals.