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CROP+TR Webinar: The Importance of Peer Support in Recovery


The Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (CROP+TR) aims to provide training and technical assistance to rural communities for prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid misuse. This webinar is part of a CROP+TR webinar series for prevention specialists on “Connecting Prevention to Treatment and Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder”.

In the fifth webinar of the series, “The Importance of Peer Support in Recovery”, Amy Griesel, CPC, NCPRSS will discuss the importance of peer support in recovery and why it works. She will also provide an inside look at peer support in Washington state.

CROP+TR is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and led by faculty from the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and Extension. To learn more about CROP+TR activities, visit

Presenter: Amy Griesel, CPC, NCPRSS, Multi-Care Deaconess Hospital, Peer Spokane

Amy has been on a journey of recovery since graduating from Mental Health Court in 2016. After this, she realized she wanted to walk alongside those seeking support and recovery. Amy continued to build upon her passion to help others and became a Certified Peer Counselor in 2018. In 2019, she completed her Peer Specialist certification through NAADAC. Currently, Amy serves on several boards as a subject matter expert. She aspires to build further Peer support programs.

Registration required:

Date and Time: 
June 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm