FAVOR Advocates for Peer Recovery Support Services

favorhealthcareissueThe Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) is a substance abuse and mental health patient advocacy group. One of the big projects it works on each year is coordinating National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month media and events each September, but it also does many more things year-round.

The organization recently released a briefing advocating for the importance of peer recovery support services that also indicated their importance in the pending Affordable Care Act commencement at the beginning of next year.

The stated primary objective of peer work is to help others initiate and achieve long-term recovery from addiction and to enhance quality of life, health, and wellness.

Among other things in the Health Care Issue were bullet points about the differentiation between professional treatment for substance abuse and the role of peer support, which is not to be confused with 12 step groups.

Peer support in recovery can come in many different forms and are now viewed as vital components in the continuum of care following addiction treatment.

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