Peering Your Peers

Peering Your Peers

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Welcome to Peering Your Peers.

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The road of recovery is a long journey.
Before a person can even begin that journey there are a few things that need to be in place.

1. A REASON – without a reason, purpose or goal then commitment might waver as soon as the journey gets difficult. Having a reason, purpose or goal sets ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ to work towards.

2. TRUST – in order to succeed trust is a must. Much of the work that needs to happen during recovery may involve professional services and the ability to trust those professionals is vital to success.

3. CONFIDENCE – recovery means changes brought about by overcoming obstacles, confidence in oneself and ones ability to adapt is required.

4. SUPPORT – nobody can be expected to do it alone. Professional services are an important aspect of recovery but what about the ‘in between’ times? During recovery it is important to have access to positive, encouraging and uplifting support. This support can not always be found in family or friends. Many people find that support in others that are at the same stage of recovery, this often ends in disaster. The support that is needed is that of a person who has ‘been there and done that’ yet understands that you must still travel your own road and is willing to supply non-judgemental support through it all.