INCORPORATING PEER SUPPORT INTO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT SERVICES, MODULE 2 (3 HOURS)

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Peer support services (PSS) enhance traditional substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and services by connecting people who are experiencing problematic substance use to others who have lived experience with problematic substance use and recovery. SUD treatment program providers, supervisors, and administrators (including clinical/program directors) should offer PSS for problematic substance use and ensure that individuals in or seeking recovery are aware of and can access these services. Any setting that offers care and support for individuals who have problematic substance use should also offer or arrange for PSS. Integrating the peer position into SUD treatment programs should supplement PSS that are offered by recovery community organizations (RCOs) and recovery community centers (RCCs)—not replace them. PSS are an important part of a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) and are associated with improved outcomes. ROSCs are multisystem, strengths-based, person-centered continuums of care in which a variety of coordinated supports is tailored to an individual’s needs and chosen recovery pathway. The settings and contexts in which PSS are offered are changing rapidly. This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) supports learning about the key aspects, functions, and uses of PSS in recovery from problematic substance use, which will help providers, supervisors, and administrators in SUD treatment programs better understand and respond to these changes.