Part 1: “What’s Peers Got to Do With It?”
This webinar is hosted by Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Organizations and health care systems rely more on peers to help facilitate treatment options for persons suffering from substance use disorders. Peer perspective gives an institution or organization an understanding of the persons in active use because of lived experience and insight into the recovery process. The epidemic of opioids and the increase of illicit substances affecting communities have increased the need for alternative methods to serve the population of persons suffering from substance use disorders. This two-part webinar series will unpack the benefit of lived experiences using prevention to reach communities in active use. The two-part webinar series will also examine the need to expand the peer perspective in more settings, techniques used to engage with populations with substance use disorders, the benefit of relatability to the community, and the peer’s contribution to the organization’s service.