Peer Recovery Training and Support 

We're advising organizations across the US, from local jurisdictions to state agencies, on how to implement peer recovery programs.

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Overview

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Altarum is working with a broad cross-section of community institutions to integrate peer recovery support services into a variety of criminal justice program and settings.

Our Approach

Strong social supports, including peers who have personally experienced addiction and recovery, can improve outcomes for those struggling with substance use disorders. We work closely with organizations at the state and local level to integrate and deliver peer recovery support services across and throughout the criminal justice system, from developing peer training and supervision materials to devising strategies for partnerships to ensure comprehensive recovery supports are available in communities, counties, and throughout states.

 

Results

When peer support services are implemented, communities see decreased hospitalizations, decreased homelessness, and lower relapse rates. They also see increased recovery capital—the sum of strengths and supports, such as decent housing and steady employment, that are available to help someone sustain long-term recovery from addiction.

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Chantell Frazier

Chantell Frazier  - MA, PhD

Deputy Director, Behavioral Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research
  • Survey Design
  • Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations

Chantell Frazier is a medical sociologist and expert on women’s health; veteran and military health; patient experience; and health equity, particularly access and quality of care for women of color. In her evaluation work with the Veterans Health Administration, she developed metrics and criteria for measuring the effectiveness of suicide prevention and mental health services, including physician opioid prescribing practices. Her work has been published in Health Affairs, the Journal of Patient Experience, AIDS and Behavior, and numerous government reports. Chantell earned a doctorate degree in sociology from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University.