Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA) are individuals who hold an OASAS approved certification, working in an OASAS certified program supervised by a credentialed or licensed clinical staff member or are working toward certification. A CRPA is someone with personal experience with substance use who uses their  knowledge to support the recovery goals of individuals. Peers are natural support experts, meaning that the relationships they establish can lead to increased feelings of support, safety, and well being among the individuals they serve. Through a combination of personal experience and professional training, peers can provide an array of services to treatment program participants.

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