What Is a Peer Supporter?
In society, we recognize the importance of role models for showing people that they can achieve their dreams. Peer support for addiction recovery is a more targeted version of this. For someone who is new to the recovery process, healing can seem nearly impossible. Self-help groups, counselors, therapists and doctors can be easy to dismiss, thinking of them as authority figures who don’t understand.
A peer supporter approaches the relationship from an entirely different angle. They are someone you automatically view as an equal, and you know unequivocally that they understand what you are going through. They share all the wisdom and experience that helped them to regain control over their drug and alcohol abuse symptoms to get where they are today.