Peer recovery support services are increasingly becoming an important part of the behavioral healthcare workforce. So much so, the growth in opportunity is outpacing the fields ability to define best practices in how to integrate peer services into organizational practice. Nationally, there are various levels of experience and expertise. A continuous area of interest is utilizing peer support across the continuum of care. An important take away from those who do it well is that implementing an effective peer support program often requires a shift in the organizational culture. Engaging all stakeholders is crucial in developing peer recovery support service programming. Buy-in and support of senior leadership will contribute to the successful integration.
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