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Rural Peer Hour

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RCORP-TA is offering live Zoom sessions titled Rural Peer Hour on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. ET. These sessions are a dedicated space where peer recovery support specialists can come together to network and have informal discussions with their fellow rural professionals nationwide.

What to Expect:

  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist-Exclusive Gathering: Connect with peers in a supportive environment.
  • Mutual Support: Share experiences, insights, and encouragement.
  • Program Discussions: Engage in thoughtful conversations about recovery programs.
  • Resource Sharing: Discover valuable resources and best practices.

Rural Peer Hour is facilitated by JBS Technical Expert Lead Donald McDonald – a person thriving in sustained recovery from severe mental and substance use disorders. He has provided peer services in an opioid treatment program and a social model residential recovery program, and he has supervised peers in the statewide Recovery Community Organization he helped found. When he became executive director of his home state’s addiction professional trade association, he opened membership to peers and organized peer training tracks at its semi-annual conferences. In that position, his mandate included supporting the implementation and expansion of collegiate recovery programs and recovery high schools. He has been providing peer recovery training and technical assistance nationally for the last five years. Donald is a social worker with a Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) credential through the Center for Addiction Recovery Training.


  • Click the “Register Now” link below to register for the event.
  • You will receive an email confirmation that will include the link for the Rural Peer Hour once you register.
  • Please be sure to save the registration confirmation email or add the event to your calendar, as it holds the link needed to join the meeting and participation instructions.