The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITC), Anishnaabek Healing Circle Peer Recovery Support (ITC/PRS) Initiative provides trauma informed, evidence based, and culturally responsive peer recovery support services for American Indian/Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Participants must be 18 and older and reside within the service area of one of the twelve federally recognized tribes in Michigan. (See general client eligibility for AHC services)
Peer Recovery Coaches are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer recovery coaches help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.
Participating tribes are Bay Mills Indian Community, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Hannahville Indian Community.