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Resource Library

Welcome to the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence’s Resource Library. We have curated these resources in order to support peers and organizations who offer peer recovery support services (PRSS). Resources include toolkits, journal articles, multimedia, presentation slides, and more. You will find information regarding integrating PRSS into new settings, Recovery Community Organization (RCO) capacity building, PRSS workforce development, and best and emerging practices for the delivery of PRSS. As part of our MAI project, we have also gathered HIV-related resources here. You can search by topic, resource type, or simply browse the list below.

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Featured Resources

Journal Article

Lived Experience in New Models of Care for Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review of Peer Recovery Support Services and Recovery Coaching

Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being employed in a range of clinical settings to assist individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring psychological disorders. PRSS are peer-driven mentoring, education, and support ministrations delivered by individuals who, because of their own experience with SUD and SUD recovery, are experientially qualified to support peers currently experiencing SUD and associated problems. This systematic review characterizes the existing experimental, quasi-experimental, single- and multi-group prospective and retrospective, and cross-sectional research on PRSS.

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Addressing Stress and Trauma in Recovery-oriented Systems and Communities: A Challenge to Leadership

Workbook addressing stress and trauma among Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

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Cultural Humility Primer: Peer Support Specialist and Recovery Coach Guide

This primer was created as an entry level cultural reference for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches working in both substance use disorder and mental health fields. Sections include:

  • Principles of cultural humility
  • Classification of disabilities and information about both visible and invisible disabilities
  • Cultural perspectives of Black and African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native American and Indigenous people, Latinx and Hispanics, and LGBT folks, with each section featuring an exercise with a real-life scenario

An appendix features a wealth of additional resources, including glossaries of terms and acronyms, references, and tools.

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Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Emergency Departments: Expert Panel Findings

In January 2020, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing hosted a technical experts’ panel (TEP) to identify best and promising practices to engage individuals surviving overdose and assist individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) presenting in emergency department (ED) settings. At the conclusion of the panel, recommendations were identified and prioritized, outlining the core components necessary to effectively address the needs of individuals with OUD within ED settings. This report identifies key policy and practice recommendations informed by existing research, case examples and findings from the TEP.

In January 2020, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing hosted a technical experts’ panel (TEP) to identify best and promising practices to engage individuals surviving overdose and assist individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) presenting in emergency department (ED) settings. At the conclusion of the panel, recommendations were identified and prioritized, outlining the core components necessary to effectively address the needs of individuals with OUD within ED settings. This report identifies key policy and practice recommendations informed by existing research, case examples and findings from the TEP.
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Curriculum or Toolkit

Addressing Stress and Trauma in Recovery-oriented Systems and Communities: A Challenge to Leadership

Workbook addressing stress and trauma among Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

Workbook addressing stress and trauma among Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.
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Presentation Slides

Adolescent Conference 2015 - An Overview of HIV and HCV in Adolescents and Young Adults

This presentation described: (1) the epidemics of HIV and HCV among US adolescents and young adults with regional examples. (2) the HIV continuum of care for Adolescents and Young Adults. (3) the value of HIV treatment, and current antiretroviral treatment guidelines and recent updates in care and treatment (4) how to incorporate HIV and HCV prevention, screening and linkage to care into your work with youth. Presented by Cathryn Samples, M.D.

 

 

This presentation described: (1) the epidemics of HIV and HCV among US adolescents and young adults with regional examples. (2) the HIV continuum of care for Adolescents and Young Adults. (3) the value of HIV treatment, and current antiretroviral treatment guidelines and recent updates in care and treatment (4) how to incorporate HIV and HCV prevention, screening and linkage to care into your work with youth. Presented by Cathryn Samples, M.D.    
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Report

Advancing MOUD Options in Correctional Settings: Experiences from the EXIT-CJS Trial in Delaware

Jurisdictions looking to implement an Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) model can incorporate this study’s findings when establishing their program. OICs can play an important role in connecting people to treatment, expanding MOUD use, and combatting stigma surrounding MOUD.

This study was published in Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy and was led by Drs. Megan O’Grady, Dr. Katherine Elkington, Gail Robson, Ikenna Achebe, Arthur Robin Williams, Alwyn Cohall, Renee Cohall, Monica Christofferson, Alejandra Garcia, Kelly Ramsey, Pat Lincourt, and Susan Tross from the JCOIN Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute Clinical Research Center.

Jurisdictions looking to implement an Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) model can incorporate this study’s findings when establishing their program. OICs can play an important role in connecting people to treatment, expanding MOUD use, and combatting stigma surrounding MOUD. This study was published in Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy and was led by Drs. Megan O’Grady, Dr. Katherine Elkington, Gail Robson, Ikenna Achebe, Arthur Robin Williams, Alwyn Cohall, Renee Cohall, Monica Christofferson, Alejandra Garcia, Kelly Ramsey, Pat Lincourt, and Susan Tross from the JCOIN Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute Clinical Research Center.
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Curriculum or Toolkit

AETC National HIV Curriculum: Substance Use Disorders

The extensive body of literature informing the DSM-5 classification of substance use disorders will be applied throughout this lesson to substance use disorders among persons with HIV. This Core Concept will review the epidemiology of substance use in persons with HIV, examine the risk factors that predispose individuals to substance use disorders, and discuss current diagnostic and treatment paradigms for the most common substance use disorders in the United States.

The extensive body of literature informing the DSM-5 classification of substance use disorders will be applied throughout this lesson to substance use disorders among persons with HIV. This Core Concept will review the epidemiology of substance use in persons with HIV, examine the risk factors that predispose individuals to substance use disorders, and discuss current diagnostic and treatment paradigms for the most common substance use disorders in the United States.
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Paper

AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program: Resources for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Here are a list of different resources from numerous websites to assist witht he Opiod epidemic.

 

Here are a list of different resources from numerous websites to assist witht he Opiod epidemic.  
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eNewsletter or Blog

An Index to Bill White's Recovery Blogs

This is a catalogue of blog postings by William L. White, an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 20 books. He is a recognized leader in the peer recovery field.

This is a catalogue of blog postings by William L. White, an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 20 books. He is a recognized leader in the peer recovery field.
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Presentation Slides

Assessment, Treatment & Continued Care of Adolescent SUD: Challenges & Opportunities

This powerpoint was created with the following objectives in mind:

- Clarify adolescent increased risk for drug use/abuse from a developmental perspective

- Address screening, assessment, interventions (prevention, treatment, aftercare) including the dually diagnosed.

- Examine mechanism of behavior change (MBC) and pre-, during, and post-treatment outcomes.

-Discuss implications of findings and future directions.

This powerpoint was created with the following objectives in mind: - Clarify adolescent increased risk for drug use/abuse from a developmental perspective - Address screening, assessment, interventions (prevention, treatment, aftercare) including the dually diagnosed. - Examine mechanism of behavior change (MBC) and pre-, during, and post-treatment outcomes. -Discuss implications of findings and future directions.
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Curriculum or Toolkit

ATTC Educational Package for Opioid Use Disorders Peer Support Workers

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office (NCO) has designed this competency-based guide to raise awareness of resources available to build the capacity of the workforce to address the opioid crisis. The digital guide is relevant to peer support workers, and other behavioral health professionals who intersect with people at risk for misuse of, or who are already misusing opioids. Contemporary use of prescription or illicit opioids has led to the current opioid crisis in the US, where opioid overdose has increased fivefold since 1999, and where every day more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose. It is important to acknowledge the continuum of prevention, treatment, and recovery when addressing people who have, or are at risk of developing, an opioid use disorder. Therefore, we have organized the guide to align with this continuum.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office (NCO) has designed this competency-based guide to raise awareness of resources available to build the capacity of the workforce to address the opioid crisis. The digital guide is relevant to peer support workers, and other behavioral health professionals who intersect with people at risk for misuse of, or who are already misusing opioids. Contemporary use of prescription or illicit opioids has led to the current opioid crisis in the US, where opioid overdose has increased fivefold since 1999, and where every day more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose. It is important to acknowledge the continuum of prevention, treatment, and recovery when addressing people who have, or are at risk of developing, an opioid use disorder. Therefore, we have organized the guide to align with this continuum.
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Curriculum or Toolkit

Being Seen: Establishing Deaf to Deaf Peer Support Services and Training

Using this paper and its recommendations as a guide, State Mental Health Commissioners/Directors should support the establishment of Deaf to Deaf Peer Support Training and Services in their states to significantly support the recovery process of the people they serve who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and have mental health conditions. Peer support services and mental health recovery concepts have largely been embraced in the hearing world. However, peer support and learning about mental health recovery concepts among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities has just begun to emerge and are not widely known. People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and have mental health conditions should have the same opportunities to have peer support services as their hearing counterparts and learn about mental health recovery concepts.

Using this paper and its recommendations as a guide, State Mental Health Commissioners/Directors should support the establishment of Deaf to Deaf Peer Support Training and Services in their states to significantly support the recovery process of the people they serve who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and have mental health conditions. Peer support services and mental health recovery concepts have largely been embraced in the hearing world. However, peer support and learning about mental health recovery concepts among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities has just begun to emerge and are not widely known. People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and have mental health conditions should have the same opportunities to have peer support services as their hearing counterparts and learn about mental health recovery concepts.
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Curriculum or Toolkit

Best Practices for Successful Reentry From Criminal Justice Settings for People Living With Mental Health Conditions and/or Substance Use Disorders

This guide from SAMHSA examines the types of interventions that support successful reentry for adults with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders who are leaving jail/prison.

This guide from SAMHSA examines the types of interventions that support successful reentry for adults with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders who are leaving jail/prison.
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