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In this article, we bring forth the successful outcomes that resulted from incorporation of a pilot program of peer support specialists in the emergency department. The program was funded by North Carolina Healthcare Foundation in total of 6 hospitals within the state.

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Why is it important?

Utilization of peer support specialists in the field of addiction is not rare. In this article we bring forth the evidence via numbers that highlights their importance.


The paper shows how impactful the peer support specialists can be in the clinical settings.

Moses Cone Health System

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This page is a summary of: Emergency Department Peer Support Specialist Program, Psychiatric Services, February 2021, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.72102.
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