Recovery Support: How Individuals with Lived Experience Reinforce Recovery

Monday, Jul 29, 2024 12 pm to 1 pm


Training Sessions


It is estimated that more than one in ten people in our nation are in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders (SUD). The recovery process can be challenging, though more easily achieved when support is available. Peer workers with lived experience can encourage individuals with substance use concerns engage in, achieve, and maintain recovery. Peers play a valuable part in the recovery field because the type of support they provide is different from treatment or mutual-help programs. Peer support can help maximize access to resources, education on SUDs and connections to the recovery community.


  • Learn the role of peer specialists and how they support the recovery process for individuals and families.
  • Understand how peers with lived experience can enhance recovery through education and connections to recovery resources.
  • Identify ways to help people in recovery access recovery support services in their area.



The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Psychologist (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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