This method of peer recovery coaching makes a lot of sense to me. On a much lesser scale, it is comparable to when you are taking a fitness class and the instructor is telling you what to do but not doing it themselves. Whereas if they are putting in the work and sweating it out with you, it's way more motivating.

The peer counselors have already overcome addiction but they can relate to what their patients are dealing with on a daily basis.

According to WMUR, the Program Director Bob Faghan is 22 years sober this month and opened live free recovery three years ago. It has expanded immensely and has grown to have an adolescent intensive outpatient program. Another location in Rochester is scheduled to open this Summer.

If you know someone who is ready to take the next step in their recovery, the Live Free Recovery website has more detailed information about patient offerings and how they can help.