This service is provided by individuals currently in recovery who have lived experience with addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders and have been trained to help their peers with similar experiences gain hope, explore recovery, and achieve life goals. The primary responsibility of RCs is to support the voices and choices of the Members they work with, minimizing the power differentials as much as possible. The focus of the RC role is to create a relationship between equals that is non-clinical and focused on removing obstacles to recovery, linking Members to a recovery community, and serving as a personal guide and mentor. The RC works with Members to develop Wellness Plans that orient the activities of the RC service.
Recovery Support Navigator
This service is provided by paraprofessionals who provide care management and system navigation supports to Members with a diagnosis of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The purpose of this service is to engage Members as they present in the treatment system and support them in accessing services and community resources. This service is similar to Community Support Programs (CSP), but is provided by individuals with expertise in addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.