Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 Oct 9;229(Pt B):109123. Epub 2021 Oct 9.
Prisma Health Addiction Research Center, 605 Grove Rd. Suite 205, Greenville, SC, 29605, USA; University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Medicine, 701 Grove road, Greenville, SC, 29605, USA; Clemson University School of Health Research, 605 Grove Road Suite 301, Clemson, SC, 29605, USA; Prisma Health Department of Internal Medicine, 876 W Faris Rd., Greenville, SC, 29605, USA.
Background: Peer recovery support services (PRSS) have been increasingly incorporated during the recovery process for opioid use disorder (OUD), yet little is known about the effects of PRSS on clinical outcomes of individuals who misuse opioids. This study systematically synthesized existing literature reporting the effectiveness of PRSS interventions on stages of the OUD treatment cascade.
Methods: A search conducted on five databases identified studies from database inception to January 26th 2021 that evaluated the effects of PRSS on PRSS engagement, medication for OUD (MOUD) initiation, MOUD retention, opioid and non-opioid misuse, and remission. Read More