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Consumer and peer roles in the addiction sector

This document creates discussion around the roles and activities of the consumer and peer workforce and the skills, knowledge and competencies around three specific roles:

  • advice/consultancy
  • peer support
  • advocacy.

Each role has its own skills and knowledge requirements but all share the one essential: a lived experience of alcohol and/or other drug use.



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