Are you interested in meeting with someone who is in recovery about your substance use issues?
Call 907-463-3303 and make an appointment to meet with a peer specialist today.
What is peer support?
Peer support specialists at JAMHI provide recovery support to clients who are in early recovery or have made a decision that they would like to be in recovery. All peer support specialists at JAMHI have lived experience with addiction and/or alcoholism and have maintained sobriety for a minimum of three years. Peer support specialists apply what they have learned in their own recovery to provide support to others experiencing similar challenges.
This support takes several forms and is always non-clinical and strengths-based. Peer support specialists at JAMHI often support clients with immediate needs such as housing, food and employment. Peer support specialists also engage clients in a wide range of sober activities such as fishing, hiking, and cross country skiing. The peer support program creates the space for a community of sober people through mutual aid groups such as SMART Recovery.
Peer support offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships. By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, peer support workers help people to develop their own goals, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps toward building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves.
Linda Landvik, Director of Prevention and Wellness
JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc.
3406 Glacier Hwy | Juneau AK 99801
Phone 907-463-6817 | Fax 907-463-6858
“Helping people live their own best lives.”