What is a Peer Recovery Specialist?

A Peer Recovery Specialist is someone who has lived experience with being in recovery from substance use disorder and is willing to share that experience with others. They also have knowledge of recovery resources on and off campus.   

What does a PRS Do?

  • Meets with students one on one 
  • Supports students who are looking to make changes in their substance use or are in recovery
  • Focuses on removing obstacles and increasing independence to reach recovery goals

A PRS provides support that is:

  • Non-clinical 
  • Strengths-based 
  • Trauma-informed
  • Resilience-focused

Interested in working with a peer recovery coach?  Meet with a Rams in Recovery Team Member