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The Role of Peers in Recovery

While addiction treatment programs are designed to help people overcome addiction, the main goal is to improve quality of life. Social interaction and peer support is a key component of a healthy recovery. Personal relationships, even with just one person, improve a person’s outlook and help them to develop a sense of motivation towards healing. Within CBP, Peer Support, Chaplains and additional support resources provide an opportunity for open communication and support towards building a path forward.

Additional options for peer support include trained substance misuse peer recovery coaches, who can help with navigating the path to long-term recovery. These coaches are also known as peer advocates, peer counselor, and peer mentors. All refer to a one-on-one relationship in which someone with more recovery experience encourages, motivates, and supports a peer in establishing or strengthening recovery. 

Finding Support

CBP offers numerous resources and programs to help balance the demands of life, cope with stress, and increase well-being:  

Additional Resources


Last Modified: Dec 09, 2022
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