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Recovery Support Services

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For information about Recovery Support Services contact:

P. Lynn Taylor, CADC, CPRS, RPS Megan Sarikaya
Recovery Support Coordinator Peer Recovery Specialist
410-535-3079 x36 410-535-3079 x35

 

What is recovery? Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Recovery support services are non-clinical services that assist individuals and families to recover from mental illness, substance use and/or trauma. They include social support, linkage to and coordination among service providers within the community, and a full range of human services that facilitate recovery and wellness contributing to an improved quality of life.

Peer Recovery Support Specialists are individuals in recovery from any life altering event or disruption. Their lived experience, plus skills learned in formal training, allow them to provide recovery support in such a way that others can benefit from their experiences.

What does a peer support specialist do?

  • Peer support plays an important role in fostering individual recovery
  • Assists others in building their own self-directed wellness recovery action plans
  • Facilitate peer self-help and educational groups
  • Use recovery-oriented tools to help their peers address challenges
  • Empower others by helping them identify their strengths, supports, resources and skills

Calvert County Behavioral Health’s Recovery Support Services (Calvert Recovery Corner) is located at 280 Stafford Road, Barstow, MD 20610. We provide a variety of recovery and peer support services along with community outreach and educational programs. Peer based groups are facilitated weekly or upon request to include “Medication Assisted Recovery Support” (MARS) and the “Wellness Recovery Action Plan” (WRAP). Internet access and laptops are available for use in the recovery group room as well.

Southern Maryland JobSource is available by appointment on Fridays. Please contact Cheryl Thorne, Job Service Specialist, at 301-645-8712.
Appointments for individual peer support can be made by contacting the peer support specialist, Megan Sarikaya, at 410-535-3079 x35.

If you are interested in using the space for a recovery support group or have any questions regarding our services, please contact P. Lynn Taylor, Recovery Support Coordinator at 410-535-3079 x36.

For information on current activities and support groups, please see the following:

Emotions Anonymous

H.I.T.T.S. – Helping Inmates Transition To Society

Calvert’s Recovery Corner Calendar

Medicated Assisted Recovery Support

Peer Recovery Support Group

 

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