4D Recovery is a peer-run organization, meaning that all of its staff identify as people in recovery. We believe that people in recovery are the best suited to direct a recovery organization because they have the lived experience of finding and sustaining their recovery.
As peers, we use our experiences to help inspire, motivate, and guide individuals to navigate their own recovery journeys. We believe that we are the experts in our lives and we inherently know our individual needs.
4D offers free county-based substance use recovery peer services to people between the ages of 18 to 35.
What does a peer mentor do?
Each peer mentor has been through a process of training and certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon, and has at least two years of recovery experience, which enables them to help guide individuals seeking recovery though a range of activities aimed at building recovery capital:
- Entering and exiting various formal treatment services
- Guiding individuals toward a recovery pathway that is right for them
- Overcoming barriers
- Setting and achieving goals
- Accessing recovery support services
- Navigating criminal justice and child welfare systems
- Providing emotional and moral support
- Guiding individuals to partner organizations and agencies that provide clinical and mental health services
- Developing social support groups
- Education and occupation support
- Family and parental support
Who can apply for a peer mentor?
Any Individuals between the ages of 18-35 who live in Multnomah and Washington counties who identify having a problem with substances and want recovery support are eligible to apply.