Imagine speaking to someone who finally get it. Who has been where you are right now, and understands the struggles; that is what having a peer recovery specialist is like. A peer recovery specialist is different from a sponsor. A recovery specialist won’t walk you through the steps, instead, they are able to help find your path to recovery. A recovery specialist isn’t a counselor either, they are less concerned with your past and more about your present and future. A recovery specialist is able to connect you with resources, can assist with your goals, and help you become the person you want to be.