Peer Recovery Program (PRP)

The Peer Recovery Program (formerly known as OORP) provides recovery support services for all inpatients who present with substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, as well as individuals reversed by Naloxone in emergency departments.

You Should Know:

  • Full-time, hospital-based recovery specialists are available 24/7
  • The Peer Recovery Program serves patients with Substance Use Disorder
  • Peer Recovery Program services can be requested through a non-physician order in the EMR
"If there's a heartbeat, there's hope," says RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery Peer Recovery Specialist Daniel LaPointe. Peer Recovery Specialists from RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery share more about substance use disorder and the journey to long-term recovery.

Key Positions:

  • Recovery Specialists: Recovery Specialists are in long-term recovery from substance use disorder. They provide beside intervention and peer recovery support.
  • Patient Navigators: Once the patient agrees to enter into a treatment program, a clinically-trained Patient Navigator links that individual to the appropriate level of care.
  • Case Managers: The Case Manager conducts a needs assessment with the client to identify wellness needs, create a comprehensive case management plan and coordinate with community agencies to address any needs that arise. Case Managers work in conjunctions with recovery specialists to support long-term recovery and overall wellness.
  • Recovery Support Educators: The Recovery Support Educators are responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating education and training on the Peer Recovery Program (PRP).

Hospital Contacts:

Angela Cicchino, angela.cicchino@rwjbh.org

  • Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
  • Community Medical Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Jenna Reidy, jennareidy@rwjbh.org

  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus

Nick Beam, nicholas.beam@rwjbh.org

  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • RWJBarnabas Health at Bayonne, Satellite Emergency Department
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

For additional information, contact us at 833-233-IFPR (4377).

The Peer Recovery Program is an initiative of the Tackling Addiction Task Force. The Peer Recovery Program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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