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Role Clarity in Peer Recovery Support Services: Navigating the Terms


In this rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of peer recovery support services (PRSS), language often carries different meanings depending on region, State, or a particular program. This can lead to misunderstandings or miscommunication. This document is designed to assist Targeted Capacity Expansion—Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) grantees define and clarify key roles and terms that are part of the TCE-PTP grant project: peer leader, peer participant, peer leadership, and peer leader advisory councils.


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