Peer Recovery Services and Supports

Contact: 517-373-4700
Agency: Community Health

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Certified Peer Support Specialists:
A Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) is an individual with a lived experience and journey in receiving public mental health services and supports. They are employed in a variety of settings including consumer run organizations, employment, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, housing outreach, supports coordination and integrated behavioral health and primary care. They provide direct services to support others with health navigation, accessing resources, and supporting a person centered recovery journey to achieve community inclusion and participation, independence, recovery and resiliency.

Peer Recovery Coaches:
A peer recovery coach is an individual who has lived experience in receiving services and/or supports for a substance use condition. They serve as a guide to initiate, achieve and sustain long-term recovery from addiction including medication assisted, faith based, 12 step and other pathways to recovery. Recovery coaches provide connections in navigating recovery supportive systems and resources including professional and non-professional services.

 

Veterans Peer Services:
A Veteran peer support specialist is an individual who has served in the U.S. Military and has a mental health and/or co-occurring condition, who has been trained to help others identify and achieve specific life and recovery goals. They help fellow Veterans navigate the VA system, facilitate support groups, and provide information on community resources while actively being engaged in their own recovery.


Other Related Resources:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Workforce Development for Integrated Care

Tobacco Recovery Resources:
Michigan Department of Community Health Quit Kit