Thrive Peer Support (TPS), a one-on-one peer counseling organization for addiction recovery and mental health treatment, has introduced its new state-of-the-art telehealth platform in response to Covid-19 social distancing to serve Medicaid-eligible individuals to reduce the risk of relapse during the current stressful climate. Demand for access to telehealth peer counseling is also creating jobs for peer counselors displaced by agency shutdowns as a result of the pandemic.
Thrive plans to increase its certified peer supporters by a minimum of 50% to meet the growing need for peer counseling support as a result of the pandemic. Addiction and relapse tend to increase with stress and isolation. In response to this, TPS swiftly pivoted from face-to-face peer support to create an unparalleled telehealth platform thus ensuring seamless continuity of care for its clients and helping reduce the risk of relapse. Clients communicate with Peer Supporters via telephone or secure video conferencing, providing the connection that is so vital for successful recovery. Thrive is one of very few agencies in the state of Ohio providing peer support via telehealth service to the Medicaid population.
Thrive Peer Support is certified by Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services and offers a variety of programs to support individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health diagnoses. The agency’s use of Certified Peer Supporters (with minimum two years in recovery) provides individuals a unique level of support enabling individuals to move from hopelessness to hope.
This was reported by PR Newswire on April 1, 2020.
Contact information: Brian Bailys, Chief Executive Officer, Thrive Peer Support, 3637 South Green Road, Suite 3G, Beachwood, Ohio 44122; 216-220-8774; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://thrivepeersupport.org