There are many paths to recovery. Successful recovery often involves changing your lifestyle to create a supportive environment that avoids substance use triggers. Recovery can involve changing jobs or housing, finding supportive friends, and engaging in activities that do not involve substance use. Recovery support services can aid in this process. These services include mutual aid groups, peer support specialists, recovery coaches, and recovery services that can provide continuing emotional and practical support for recovery.
Peer recovery is an individualized journey that offers a unique perspective and understanding of the difficulties associated with substance use disorder and its impact. Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS) are an essential component to the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Continuum of Care. Through shared understanding and respect, PRSS staff help link individuals to treatment and encourage them to stay engaged in the recovery process. Learn more about upcoming Peer Recovery Trainings.
West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences (WVARR)
WVARR advocates for and educates about the recovery residence community in West Virginia and seeks to implement operational best practices. “Recovery residence” describes a sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug use and associated problems. Recovery residences offer peer-to-peer recovery support with some providing professionally delivered clinical services. The purpose of a recovery residence is to provide a safe and healthy living environment to initiate and sustain recovery. Individuals build resources while living in a recovery residence that will continue to support their recovery as they transition to living independently and productively in the community. Learn more.
West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network
The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WVCRN) is an innovative partnership, offering peer recovery support services on seven higher education campuses. This project is supported by federal State Opioid Response funding, which originates from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Learn more about WVCRN and their weekly support groups. Take our Recovery Ally Training.
Jobs & Hope West Virginia
Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis. Established by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature, this program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies that provide West Virginians in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.