By KEVIN PUTNEY-TUNNINThe peer counseling and support program peer counseling is available for anyone who wants to get a grip on their drinking problem.
It’s a step in the right direction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with binge drinking, they can call the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) hotline at 1-800-662-HOPE (4357) or visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
But, if you’re an adult who has already started drinking and is considering doing so again, this program is a great place to start.
Peer counseling is offered by one of the most respected peer-support organizations in the United States, the National Association for Peer Counseling and the National Counseling Alliance.
Peer counselors can be counselors, psychiatrists, social workers or a combination of the two.
This means they’re trained to help people get sober.
The goal of peer counseling, or PCC, is to get people to stop drinking or using, but it’s also to get them back to normalcy and a healthier life.
“The idea is to have people feel safe talking to them about their drinking and to help them get sober, and then get back to doing their normal activities,” said Dr. Jeffrey Loeffler, an alcohol and drug addiction specialist who is the director of the Alcohol and Drug Dependence Program at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse.
“You might have a problem with alcohol or drugs, but you still have other problems and you’re still at risk of becoming dependent on them,” LoeFFLER said.
“That’s the goal of PCC.”
Here’s what you need to know:What are peer counselors?
The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism’s (NAAAA) peer counselors work with people who are at high risk of substance use disorder (SUD) and are interested in finding ways to get back on track.
The National Counselive Alliance is the largest peer counseling organization in the U.S.
They help people find a support network that they trust.
Peer caseworkers can also help people with substance abuse and addictions.
Peer help is provided by a group of people who have different interests, backgrounds and experience, but all are trained to provide the best possible help.
They’re also paid to provide peer counseling services to people who want to quit drinking.
They can work with alcoholics, people who struggle with alcohol and substance use, people in recovery from addiction and people who don’t have access to peer support.
If peer counselors are available, they are trained by professionals in the field of addiction medicine to provide advice on how to help clients stay sober and get the help they need.
They also work with health care professionals who can help patients find support and resources to help get them off of alcohol and other drugs and help them stop drinking.
The NIAAA says peer counseling helps people to:Stop drinking for longer and stop using.
If a person is in need of peer support, they may want to talk with a counselor to get started.
Peer support programs can help people to find support groups and connect with others who are trying to get sober and to have a safe place to talk about their alcohol problems.
They’re also helpful if someone has been drinking for a long time and is not drinking regularly.
You can find peer counselors in your area through the Substance Use and Mental Disorders Services Administration’s (SAMHS) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Line (0-800–662-1222).