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Bridging the Gap: Utilizing Peer Support Services Every Step of the Way

Bridging-the-Gap

In this session from the Recovery Center of Excellence's Taking Action Summit, participants were informed about how to assemble a network of community partners to address the needs of the substance/opioid use population in a rural, predominantly Hispanic community to create systemic changes. Participants explored how utilizing peer support is critical both for individuals in recovery and to strengthen coordination of care across systems, i.e., behavioral health, medical, prisons, and other services. They learned about a system that integrates prevention, treatment, and recovery services to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorder/opioid use disorder.

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