Here you can learn about research on peer counseling and its effectiveness.


Lived Experience in New Models of Care for Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review of Peer Recovery Support Services and Recovery Coaching. By David Eddie, , Lauren Hoffman, Corrie Vilsaint, et al. Frontiers in Psychology. June 13, 2019.

Defining “Peer Support”: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research. By Darby Penney, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. 2018.

The Alternative Peer Group: A Developmentally Appropriate Recovery Support Model for Adolescents. By Angela Nash, and Crystal Collier, Journal of Addictions Nursing. November 2, 2016.

Peer support among persons with severe mental illnesses: a review of evidence and experience. By Larry Davidson, Chyrell Bellamy, Kimberly Guy, and Rebecca Miller. Mental Health Policy Paper, Yale University School of Medicine. June 2012.

Peer Support: A Theoretical Perspective. Shery Mead, David Hilton, and Laurie Curtis. IntentionalPeerSupport.org.

Peer Programs Helping Schools Tackle Student Depression, Anxiety. By Tim Walker, NEA (National Education Association) Today. November 14, 2019.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Peer-Based Interventions on Health-Related Behaviors in Adults. By Allison R. Webel, Jennifer Okonsky, Joyce Trompeta, and William R. Holzemer, American Public Health Association. February 2010.

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