What is a Peer Recovery Coach?
A Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) is a nonclinical professional that has lived experience with addiction and engages, educates and supports an individual to successfully recover from mental and/or substance use disorders. Peer Recovery Coaches incorporate a range of evidence-based practices including peer recovery support, motivational interviewing, and strengths-based case management to mobilize the patient’s strengths in service to their goals for recovery. PRCs work with patients to develop Recovery Case Management Plans that address unmet needs for transportation, housing, nutrition, income supports, medical care, legal assistance, personal safety, emotional support, and other factors affecting the patient’s health, well-being, and ability to engage in and remain in outpatient MAT.
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Meet our Peer Recovery Coaches:
Eric Lozada- Recovery Coach Supervisor
Tyshaun Perryman- Recovery Coach
Nakita Haywood- Recovery Coach