Last updated on 09/11/2018
Jack, H. E., Oller, D., Kelly, J. F., Madgison, J. F., & Wakeman, S. E. (2017). Addressing substance use disorder in primary care: The role, integration, and impact of recovery coaches. Journal of General Internal Medicine , 1-8.
BACKGROUND: Only 10% of people with substance use disorder (SUD) receive treatment, partially due to inadequate access to specialty SUD care and limited management within primary care. "Recovery coaches" (RCs), peers sharing the lived experience of addiction and recovery, are increasingly being integrated into primary care to help reach and treat people experiencing SUD, yet little is known about how their role should be defined or about their clinical integration and impact.