A SAMHSA/HHS 2009 report provides descriptions of the benefits of peer supports across a variety of settings. This report includes descriptions of the distinguishing characteristics of peer supports, areas where they are appropriately engaged and areas requiring improvement. The report was one of the first of its kind to review peer processes from organizations receiving governmental grants to develop and increase peer support presence across SUD treatment and community environments.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, What Are Peer Recovery Support Services? HHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4454. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.
This content is focused on peer services and is foundational to the use of peers in treatment and community settings.
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