New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is happy to offer Peer Support as another service for individuals seeking customized supports. Certified Peer Specialists use the lens of their own experiences with addiction, mental health, or brain injury challenges to support men and women who are facing similar symptoms. Following a period of extensive training, peer support specialists establish trusting relationships to facilitate others’ recovery journeys. To learn more about our peer support services, contact New Vitae Wellness and Recovery at 610.928.5200.
What Are Peer Support Services?
Peer support professionals utilize their own life experiences to facilitate planning and navigation in other individuals’ recovery journeys. Peer supports can be especially helpful in a variety of situations, including, but not limited to:
- Utilizing community links and supports
- Developing personalized recovery plans
- Acclimating to a new recovery group
- Learning and applying coping/wellness skills
- Using assertive communication skills and safe boundaries when interacting with others
- Acquiring symptom management skills
- Discovering and using skills to grown independence
- Following a health and wellness plan
Peer support encourages individuals to take a leadership role in guiding their recovery and selecting supports. These professionals embody and share the core recovery principle of hope to assist individuals with actively engaging in their own recovery process. Peer support can also be helpful for renewing motivation for change and assisting with reducing roadblocks and challenges.
Peer support professionals are trained to provide either group or individual sessions, using the lens of their own recovery to offer support and perspective to the individuals’ experiences. These services can be provided in an office or in the community where an individual lives in order to provide “real world, real-time” assistance.
Benefits of Peer Support Services
There are a wide range of benefits of peer support services for those enrolling in addiction, brain injury, or mental health treatment. For instance, one initial benefit of this service is that the individual receiving and the individual getting the support gain empathy and respect. They’re able to learn what they’re capable of, and what the other person is capable of doing. Moreover, they come to respect those differences.
In addition, peer support services also help both parties to increase their confidence, self-esteem, and ability to cope with mental health issues. They understand that they’re both able to do things that they couldn’t before. This is incredibly helpful to the healing process.
Finally, one of the most critical benefits that we emphasize at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is that peer support services encourage all of our individuals to empower others. One of our goals is to we want to encourage our individuals to encourage other people to grow the same way they have. With the help of our peer support services, our individuals are able to do that.
Peer Support Services can be integrated with a variety of our treatment programs. Contact our admissions department for additional information on peers supporting peers!
Contact New Vitae Wellness and Recovery
At New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, we understand that deciding to seek treatment can be a monumental decision. However, we also believe it is one that you will not regret. With peer support services, you have the opportunity to learn from someone who has been in the same place you have and gotten through it. You, too, can make it into recovery.
Peer support services are only one benefit of getting treatment at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery. We also provide a wide range of programs, including:
- 12-step groups and recovery programs
- Work and volunteer options
- Faith-based activities and services
- Cultural and holiday festivities
- Excursions to local points of interest
- Opportunities to serve in veteran-certified support programs
You are capable of more than you’d think. To learn more about the benefits of peer support services, or to enroll in one of our treatment programs, contact New Vitae Wellness and Recovery at 610.928.5200.