Peer Support and Family Recovery

Richard Jones, MA, MBA

This presentation focuses on the importance of family recovery, principles of family recovery, emerging issues related to family recovery, and the use of peer coaches in supporting family recovery.

We will highlight the implementation of an innovative and highly successful familyprogram at Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) in Greenville, South Carolina. The FAVOR program has been profiled nationally and was one of four programs testifying to congressional staffers in November 2016 on the opioid epidemic. Over the last three years, FAVOR Greenville has engaged more than 4,000 participants in our family programs. We will describe our recovery coaching academy and family training protocols and the various ways our family recovery coaches work with those in need.