International Journal of Advanced Educational Research

International Journal of Advanced Educational Research


International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2021)

A quantitative statistical analysis of the efficacy and outcomes of certified peer recovery coaches engaging people with substance use disorders in a harm reduction program


Rajan Masih, Taylor Titus, Stephanie Stout, Barbra Masih, Paige Mathias, Michael Landis, Christian Landis, Kevin Knowles

People who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for infectious diseases including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV, and endocarditis. Harm reduction programs (HRP) are effective interventions to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in PWID, and are also an effective conduit for providing evidence-based recovery coaching services that can lead to desired outcomes. Recovery Coaches are able to bridge HRP clients to definitive services such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), detoxification, inpatient residential treatment, and outpatient counseling. The demographics, clinical characteristics, and infectious disease surveillance modalities utilized by HRPs have been described before by others. In our study we attempted to quantify evidence-based peer recovery coaching interventions and their efficacy in affecting change in participants of a West Virginia HRP. Peer-Recovery coaching interventions were found to be effective in bringing about positive change in PWID participants in a HRP.
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Rajan Masih, Taylor Titus, Stephanie Stout, Barbra Masih, Paige Mathias, Michael Landis, Christian Landis, Kevin Knowles. A quantitative statistical analysis of the efficacy and outcomes of certified peer recovery coaches engaging people with substance use disorders in a harm reduction program. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 46-48
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research