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)
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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.

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

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