Peers Pencils & Pages

“The role of a Peer Recovery Support Specialist is to use our lived experience to connect with a peer. Once that connection is made we then connect the peer to recovery, staff, treatment and recovery services. I believe that connection is made when we share our stories.” -Eric Jones, CIT, PR

Have you ever been incarcerated? Do you know someone whose been incarcerated?  Chances are you do, considering that here in the US there are currently 2.2 million people incarcerated.  Another 1.15 million people are on probation and parole for drug-related offenses, where they are considered “set up to fail”, and more likely to be incarcerated for violations of their supervision requirements.

In 2015, the Robina Institute estimated that people on probation must comply with 18 to 20 requirements a day in order to remain in good standing with the probation department. As someone in recovery who has successfully completed both probation and parole, I know how hard that can be. That’s why I created Peers Pencils & Pages.

On March 8, 2019, Eric Jones (pictured above) was one of the first 50 to complete the Peer Recovery Support Specialist Core Training in the Arkansas model. Eric has also completed PRSS Core Training in the Texas model.

Peers, it’s time to process. What’s on your mind?

No one gets through life unscathed. Experiences that cause sorrow, pain, rejection, loss and fear touch us all. A happy, healthy, successful life isn’t the result of accidental circumstance; the thoughtful and deliberate use of available tools determines our ultimate outcomes.

Would you like to have a happier, healthier and more successful life? Would you like a simple, easy to use tool proven to help overcome even the most painful experiences of life? Then add our Contact Form below to your Wellness Toolkit! The form is encrypted and no one can see it but you and Eric.

To get started, simply select a feeling word describing how you feel, and then write about your day using the Contact Form below. Mispelled words and all. Need help with a feeling word? To see a list of Feeling Words click here. In one year, you can request a copy of your entries in a beautiful private ebook just for you.

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