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Beyond Lived Experience: The Power of Peer Recovery Specialists

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A peer recovery specialist is a mental health or addiction professional with a unique background: they’ve been there. These specialists are individuals who have overcome their own struggles with mental illness or substance use disorder and are now trained to provide support and guidance to others on their recovery journey. Their lived experience fosters a strong sense of connection and empathy, allowing them to build trust and rapport with those they help. Peer recovery specialists don’t replace therapists or doctors, but rather act as a source of encouragement, support, and practical strategies based on their own path to recovery.