This document is from the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS), of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. BRSS TACS advances effective recovery supports and services for people with mental or substance use disorders and their families.
Peer support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality—often called “peerness”—between a peer support worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support offers a level of . . .