TTA Center for Peer Recovery Support Services

About the Mentoring Initiative

Increasingly, peer recovery support services are an important—and sometimes central—part of efforts to effectively address the opioid epidemic. The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the 2017 National Drug Control Strategy, and the 2016 Surgeon General’s report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health all point to the promise of peer supports: Peer-based services can be a vital part of the continuum of care for substance abuse and of efforts to address alcohol and drug abuse—including opioid misuse.

The Peer Recvovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative (PRSSMI) will support organizations or jurisdictions interested in incorporating peer recovery support services (PRSS) in their portfolio of substance abuse intervention and treatment strategies. The purpose of PRSSMI is to:

Up to 15 peer programs (mentees) will be selected to be matched with approximately 6 mentor jurisdictions that are experienced in implementing PRSS programs.

Information for Potential Mentees

The initiative will provide an opportunity for new or early-stage peer programs to be matched with and learn from an experienced program in a structured way. Mentee sites will receive consultation and support from staff of experienced programs, culminating in a visit to its mentor site (PRSSMI will cover travel for 2-3 persons). Mentee sites will be expected to:

Apply to be a mentee: Download a PDF of the application to review the questions or start your application today.

Information for Potential Mentors

PRSSMI is seeking jurisdictions that are experienced in implementing PRSS to be mentors to other jurisdictions. Mentor sites will receive training and a stipend. To be mentors, we seek programs that:

Apply to be a mentor: Download a PDF of the application to review the questions or start your application today.

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