Recovery Peer Specialists are trained individuals who are in recovery from substance use and/or co-occurring mental health conditions. Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such a way that others can benefit from their experience.
Recovery Peer Specialists help those who are new in recovery from substance use, mental health and co-occurring challenges, set recovery goals, develop a self-directed plan, and work toward those things a person wishes to achieve in their own personal recovery. Recovery Peer Specialists also provide coaching for those with a mental health diagnosis and co-occurring challenges. Recovery Peer Specialists and peers typically meet once a week. They help with issues such as housing, employment, drug court, education, families and much more. Recovery Peer Specialists also engage with people who are waiting to access treatment, achieve abstinence and those receiving medicated assisted treatment (MAT).
Woniya Kini Recovery Peers are also our Winyan and Wicasa Cultural Facilitators and provide a variety of culturally based prevention and education programs/supports such as:
- Positive Indian Parenting Classes
- Naloxone Administration Training
- Sober Squad
- Sober Squad Drive Through Sobriety Feasts
- Weekly Dakota Language Classes
- Elder and Cohort Program
- The 7 Generations Committee
Please contact our Recovery Peers/Cultural Facilitators for more information on events!