E5

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

Co-Presenter(s)

  • 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.

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