FLACRA Peer Advocates helping others through minefield of addiction

In early 2016, Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) began a new program to help recovering addicts maintain their sobriety with the coaching and support of fellow addicts — addicts who have attained a level of commitment to their own sobriety and who have been trained to help others negotiate a path through the pitfalls of recovery.

Certified Recovery Peer Advocates are people with life experience with substance use, and they use that firsthand knowledge to support the recovery goals of those using drugs and/or alcohol.

Lynn Seaward, director of community-based services for FLACRA, explains that in this evidence-based practice, peers are natural support experts.

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