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.”

Certified Recovery Specialists work in many different settings like community-based treatment centers, prisons, hospitals, and recovery centers, just to name a few.

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

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

Read more about Recovery Support Services.

For more information about getting peer specialist services, call us.