Our first “unofficial” referral has had his share of ups and downs. When we got the referral, he had just had an overdose. He did fairly well with a peer in the first few months, but as that peer got to know him, they thought that he may do better with a different peer for a variety of reasons. We changed his peer and watched him thrive! He did have one episode where he returned to use, but he reached out to his peer immediately and his peer walked him through detoxing again and getting back onto his recovery pathway. He relied heavily on his peer for months and now he is at a once a week check in with his peer status. He has gotten a job and taken great strides in his recovery goals.