What is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Peer Recovery Coach?
Peer Recovery Support Specialists (P-RSS)/Peer Recovery Coaches (PRC) are individuals with lived experience and specialized training that provide support to individuals seeking to initiate and/or maintain recovery.
Recovery Coaches/Support Specialists help their clients find their strengths and apply them to having a better life. They help individuals identify their goals, create and implement a plan of action, and advocate for them.
A pilot study by a well known treatment center on the efficacy of professional Recovery Coaching found that of 100 patients who received coaching only 26 relapsed, and of those who did, 90% got back in recovery.