This is a manual that covers peer recovery support basics from Ohio Mental Health & Addictions Services. Peer recovery services (PRS) are community-based services for individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder, and consist of activities that promote recovery, self-determination, self-advocacy, well-being, and independence. Peer recovery services are individualized, recovery-focused, and based on a relationship that supports a person’s ability to promote their own recovery. Peer recovery services promote self-directed recovery by assisting an individual and promoting trauma-informed care and diversity competence, encouraging self-direction, and advocating for informed choice.
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