Peer Recovery


Call (906) 228-9696 or toll free at 1-855-906-4572 to learn about Peer Recovery services at GLRC.

Peer Recovery Brochure

Currently available at the Men’s New Hope House in Sault Ste. Marie, the Newberry Outpatient Services office, and the Marquette Peer Recovery Drop-In Center. Peer Recovery focuses on providing an environment where people from the community, who are living in recovery, work with people who are currently receiving treatment for a substance abuse disorder. These Community-based Peer Recovery Specialists serve as a resource and support system for others who are currently in treatment and who are living in recovery. They also provide support and/or assistance to people affected by others addiction/substance use disorders.

What is Peer Recovery?

The following Peer Recovery Support Services are provided by a Peer Recovery Specialist:

● Nonprofessional and nonclinical
● No fees are involved
● No time constraints
● Helping individuals and families achieve and/or sustain long-term recovery
● Support to people affected by others addiction/substance use disorders
● Provide links to professional treatment
● Assistance finding other community or professional support
● Mutual aid support
● Organizations including but not limited to 12 step recovery groups

Peer Recovery Support Services can be delivered any time during the recovery process:

● Prior to treatment
● During formal treatment
● Post treatment
● In later recovery stages

Types of Peer Support include but are not limited to:

● Emotional Support
● Informational Support
● Educational Support
● Life Skills Training
● Affiliational Support

For more information about the GLRC Peer Recovery program, call (906) 228-9696.