What are Peer Recovery Coaches?
- A Peer Recovery Coach is someone who helps promote recovery from addiction by removing barriers and obstacles and by serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or in recovery.
- As a Peer Recovery Coach, our roles are to be a motivator/cheerleader, ally/confidant, truth-teller, role model/motivator, problem solver, resource broker, advocate, community organizer, lifestyle consultant, friend/companion.
- We are NOT: a sponsor, counselor, nurse/doctor, attorney/lawyer or priest/minister/rabbi.
- Our 4 goals:
- Promote recovery
- Remove barriers
- Connect people with recovery support services
- Encourage hope, optimism and healthy living
Can you or someone you know benefit from having a Peer Recovery Coach? Contact Travis, our Peer Recovery Supervisor.
PAST Peer Recovery Support Group
Aside from recovery coaching, our Peer Addiction Support team also offers a peer-led Recovery Support Group. PAST Recovery Support Group started in January 2022 already has expanded to two other counties! We welcome anyone struggling with substance abuse with open arms, and encourage you to invite others! Jay County's group meets every Monday at 5:30pm at the JCDPC office, Delaware County meets every Wednesday at 5:30pm at Recovery Café Muncie, and Randolph County meets every Friday at 5:30pm at the Community Room in Union City. For any questions, contact Travis, our Peer Recovery Supervisor.
January PAST Group Data (Jay County Only):
- 47 total active members
- Worked with 16 individuals in Jail (virtually due to COVID-19)
- Referred 16 individuals to outpatient treatment or substance use therapy
- Referred 7 individuals to inpatient treatment
The Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition has partnered with Mental Health of America and Indiana Recovery Network to expand our services to help reach individuals in the northeast region of Indiana.