Recovery Support Services

As defined by SAMHSA, recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery signals a dramatic shift in the expectation for positive outcomes for individuals who experience mental and substance use conditions or the co-occurring of the two”. 1
Recovery from mental health and substance use disorders is a life-long process; we all need a shoulder to lean on at times, and recovery can sometimes involve unexpected barriers or challenges. That’s where Recovery Support Services come in! Recovery Support Services help people access, engage in, and navigate treatment services, beneficial resources, and support systems. Recovery Support Services can help individuals reach and maintain their personal recovery goals throughout all stages of recovery.
CFR is able to offer a variety of Recovery Support Services through specialized grants, which provide a variety of benefits. Both the Iowa State Opioid Response (SOR) grant and the State Opioid Response-Corrections Liaison (SOR-CL) grant focus on assisting individuals with opioid or stimulant use disorders; the SOR-CL grant is specific to individuals who have recently been released or will soon be released from incarceration.
Peer Recovery Coaching:
CFR’s certified Peer Recovery Coaches provide support to adults and families with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. They provide education and serve as advocates for wellness and recovery, utilizing their own unique insights based on personal experience with substance use disorders and the recovery process.
Peer Recovery Coaches are committed to helping each individual become the best version of themself, and their role is to support individuals in achieving and sustaining long-term recovery. They serve as a guide to assist with accessing treatment services, community resources, assisting with paperwork, creating a resume, applying for jobs, locating safe housing, applying for housing assistance, identifying healthy supports, and providing emotional support during times of stress.
Examples of Additional Recovery Support Services Include:
  • Transportation Assistance – gas cards or bus/cab vouchers
  • Supplemental Needs – clothing for job interviews or specialty work attire
  • Wellness Activities and Education – gym passes or nutrition education
  • Contingency Management – the ability to earn gift cards by consistently attending treatment activities
  • Housing Assistance – rental deposits
  • Dental Services – dental cleanings and repairs
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) – FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorders
  • Education – GED or college tuition assistance
Interested in learning more?
Call us at 866-801-0085 or complete our online contact form!
1 SAMHSA. “Recovery and Recovery Support.” Accessed April 16, 2024.