Peer Support Gaining As Tool For Addiction Recovery

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Peer support sepcialist Sally Moore (left) gives a needs assessment to Deana Kilpatrick at PEEPs in Recovery in Reeds Spring, Mo. (Bram Sable-Smith/KBIA/Side Effects Public Media)

It is no secret that the United States is suffering from an opioid overdose epidemic. In Missouri, one tool being used to help people battling the addiction is peer support.

Bram Sable-Smith from KBIA visited a peer support recovery center and explores why similar programs may soon catch on around the country.

Note: This story was produced in collaboration with Side Effects Public Media.


Bram Sable-Smith, health reporter at KBIA. He tweets @besables.

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