Alternative Peer Groups: Defining Family Support


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Alternative Peer Groups (APG) are community-based, family-centered, and professionally staffed positive peer support programs that offer prosocial fun substance-free activities. Alternative Peer Groups have been successful in promoting recovery skills among adolescents that helps create a community of young people that encourage healthy lifestyle changes in a safe, socially-reinforcing environment that is recovery and wellness focused. The Family Recovery Support Practice Profile was developed through a workgroup that was convened from July 2021 through January 2022 and started through the Creating Connections NH Project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It reflects the talent and voice of caregivers impacted by a child’s substance use disorder, Family Support Providers, Certified Recovery Support Workers, APG Facilitators, Researchers, and State partners.


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Sierra Riley

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Conference GRC
Event Graduate Research Conference
Department NH-ME LEND Program (GRC)
Added May 5, 2022, 2:53 p.m.
Updated May 5, 2022, 2:54 p.m.
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