The Peer2Peer Overdose Response program connects individuals affected by drug/alcohol poisoning with someone who has relevant lived experience. Our Peer Recovery Coaches are based in community, RAAM clinics, and in hospital in order to connect promptly with individuals with substance-related concerns, including drug/alcohol poisoning. The Peer Recovery Coach is also available to those experiencing harm related to substance abuse.
The Peer Recovery Coach provides:
- Emotional support
- Overdose prevention education
- Information about services/supports
- Naloxone kits
There is increasing evidence that peers – worker with lived experience similar to those they support – has an unique capacity to connect with people who are stigmatized. Through this unique connection, people are able to have more positive and empowering experiencing accessing healthcare. The goal of this program is to reduce repeat overdoses, reduce harm from substance use, and educate and support family and friends.
Contact for P2P
If you’re looking for more information, please contact a Peer Recovery Coach at 519-837-1470 x103