Our speakers are John Kelly, PhD, Mark Depman, MD, and Liza Ryan, a Peer Recovery Coach from North Central Vermont Recovery Center. The presentation focuses on how peer recovery models of care can help rural recovery communities from three perspectives. Dr. Kelly explains his research from the Recovery Research Institute on peer recovery centers and evidence behind how they support and encourage long-term recovery. Dr. Depman has experience utilizing peer recovery coaches in the Emergency Department (ED) at Central Vermont Medical Center, a community hospital serving a rural population. He addresses strategies, benefits, and challenges incorporating peer recovery models of care into that setting for OUD and AUD. Liza Ryan is a certified peer recovery coach in Lamoille County, a rural county in VT. A person in recovery for over 7 years and a peer recovery coach for 4 years, she explains how her work is affected by serving a rural community.
- Discuss evidence surrounding peer recovery models
- Describe how peer recovery has evolved over the past 20 years
- Challenges and opportunities for implementing peer recovery models in a rural ED
- Describe the benefit peer recovery coaches provide people with SUD, including peer recovery centers, EDs, and MAT clinics
- Explain the significance of rurality on peer recovery