Peer Support for Lasting Recovery
The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that approximately half of all individuals serving a prison sentence abuse or are addicted to drugs. [SOURCE] We know that community-based support promotes recovery and reduces recidivism. By initiating treatment for substance use while a person is still incarcerated and continuing to offer services as they reintegrate into the community, we can increase the likelihood of positive treatment outcomes. [SOURCE]
Through our Recovery United Corrections Division, CARE of Southeastern Michigan works with individuals who have a history of substance abuse, supporting them as they reintegrate into their communities. We embrace a comprehensive public-health approach with coordinating care and additional resources. By connecting them with both treatment professionals and the recovery community, we find that these individuals are much more successful in directly addressing their substance use and mental health issues.
Peer Recovery Services
Each person’s struggles with substance use and addiction are unique—and so is their path to recovery. Whatever that path may be, rehabilitation is more likely with support. Each person referred to Recovery United is matched with a certified peer recovery coach. Peer recovery coaches are people in long-term recovery, with extensive training in motivational interviewing and substance abuse assessment techniques, relapse prevention, and mental health management. They are also intimately familiar with the resources and treatment services available to those struggling with substance abuse and other challenges. Coaches provide encouragement and support, bridging the gaps to assure the person in recovery has the essentials they need.