Peer support is non-healthcare-provider groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, Alanon, SOS and on-line discussion communities. Online peer support gives the patient the convenience of 24/7 access and anonymity that isn't afforded in live peer support meetings. In-person groups such as AA provides a sense of community and camaraderie and oftentimes social aspects that the patient may not have been exposed to during active addiction. Optimally, peer support should be used in conjunction with professional psychosocial therapy and/or medication.
Online peer support
Other peer support resources
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