3.G.23. Mutual support
NARR Standard 3.0: 3.G.23. Provide mutually beneficial peer recovery support
Mutual aid has been a long-established resource for people in treatment and recovery from substance use issues.38 Mutually beneficial peerto-peer support within the household is found across all residence levels. Residents are also linked to mutual aid outside of the residence as well. Common across all levels is social model support (staff role; authority base) where lived experience is a valued qualification for support, and interaction with amongst residents and with community facilitates peer support. Residents have a role to play in the recovery of their fellow house members. A core element to fostering a psychological sense of community4 is the belief that the needs of each member of a group matter to the others.6 Peer support factors heavily in this shared community. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
The standard is upheld by the following rules:
- 3.G.23.a. A weekly schedule details recovery support services, events and activities.
- 3.G.23.b. Evidence that resident-to resident peer support is facilitated:
- Evidence that residents are taught to think of themselves as peer supporters for others in recovery
- Evidence that residents are encouraged to practice peer support interactions with other residents.
|3.G.23.a. Weekly schedule|
|3.G.23.b. Mutual aid|