Recovery Support Services
When you are looking for help for a problem with substances you might have a lot of questions, like:
Where can I find a help?
Should I use medicine?
Are there local support groups?
Finding answers to questions like these can be hard. Being able to talk to someone who knows what you are going through can help. That is where recovery support services come in.
Certified Recovery Specialist
A Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is someone who has a
lived experience with their own substance use challenges. They share
their personal experience, strengths, and hope to support you in your substance
use recovery. Recovery Specialists often speak the same language as you. They
have “been there, done that.”
CRS staff help you with:
Guiding you in your recovery process
Making a personal recovery plan
Building life skills (job searching, budgeting, interviewing, etc.)
Checking in by telephone for recovery support
Introducing you to and engaging you in the recovery community
Getting support before, during, and after treatment
Connecting with recovery support groups
Finding community resources (education, housing, transportation)
Getting help from service coordinators
Certified Recovery Specialists work in many different settings like community-based treatment centers, prisons, hospitals, and recovery centers, just to name a few.
Research shows that people who receive recovery support services:
Take more steps to care for their own health
Have more hope for recovery
Are more active in care
Feel more empowered
Use hospital and emergency services less often
Have better relationships with their providers
For more information about getting recovery support services for substance use disorder, call us.