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Close Up Radio Spotlights Amy Burrows of Recovery One On One Inc.

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Chicago, IL – When it comes to long-term recovery from addiction, it has been proven over and over again that peer support yields higher rates of success. The broader the network of support, the more sustainable the recovery.

Ideally, an individual interested in recovery would have a Peer Recovery Support Specialist and if needed other support such as mental health or mutual aid groups.

A Peer Recovery Support Specialist is a nonclinical peer mentor trained and certified as a supportive level of care to help remove the obstacles to long-term recovery.

Amy Burrows is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist and the founder of Recovery One On One, where she offers a holistic approach to recovery. Tailor made for each client.

Peer recovery specialists are typically people in recovery themselves. Burrows has been in physical recovery for over 15 years.19 years of trauma recovery.

“I was using alcohol and other poor coping skills throughout my life for about 30 years,” recalls Burrows. “I’m a completely different person today. I stay in recovery by balancing my own life, which I demonstrate to my clients. My own recovery comes first.”

Burrows says peer recovery is growing because each person gets their own recovery plan with control over how they spend their time in recovery. Peer Recovery Support Specialists serve as a link to recovery resources and the recovery community, as well as a guide to help their clients achieve life skills to find their own way.

“I don't tell people how to recover. I show them that they have the resources to recover within themselves,” says Burrows. “I support them in how they want their life to move forward.”

For more information, visit www.recoveryoneononeinc.com