Peer Services for Medication Assisted Treatment (The MARS Project)

Wednesday, October 23
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Coronado Springs Resort, Coronado N-Q
CE: 1.5

Primary Presenter(s)

    • Joycelyn Woods, MS, CMA

      Executive Director
      NAMA Recovery

      Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


  • Brenda Davis, CMSW

    Patient Advocate
    National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

  • AK

    Anita Kennedy, CRPA CMA

    Peer Specialist
    NAMA Recovery

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

This workshop presents a history of peer services in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs and the significance for treatment. Prejudice has become a primary social force that patients must overcome. For quality methadone and buprenorphine treatment to flourish it is necessary to reduce this negative influence. Peer services provide a positive force in the lives of MAT patients providing socialization, information, advocacy and improving self-esteem. This workshop provides basic information to begin Peer Recovery Services and expanding services that already exist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion participants will understand the history of peer services and the significance it provides for treatment.
  • Upon completion participation participants will have knowledge of the basics to develop peer services.
  • Discuss ideas for developing peer services, i.e. educational groups, events, day to day activities.

AATOD is delighted to share the article Mark Parrino (AATOD President) wrote for the Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive, which was released earlier today.
Link to Article ➡️

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