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Peer Support Services

Peer Support Specialists (PSS) are people living in recovery with substance/opioid use disorder. PSS's provide support to individuals with substance and opioid use disorder. The Peer Support Specialist are certified through the North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist Program. This program provides acknowledgement that the peer has met a set of requirements necessary to provide support to individuals in recovery.

Consortium partners are working collaboratively to expand access to peer support services. Below are a list of places in the region you can meet with a Peer Support Specialist.

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Community Health Services

5 Aviemore Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374

(888) 534-5333


Pinehurst Comprehensive Treatment Center

20 Page Dr. Suite 8, Pinehurst, NC 28374

(910) 816-1293


FirstHealth Family Medicine, Rockingham

921 S. Long Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379

(910) 895-1989 


Richmond County DSS

127 Caroline Street, Rockingham, NC 28379

(910) 997-8200


Daymark Recovery Services - Lee Center

130 Carbonton Road, Sanford, NC 27330

(919) 774 6521


Peer Support Specialists

Stephanie Heck, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist, NC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and W.R.A.P Facilitator
Moore County Peer Coordinator

Stephanie Heck's entire life was once consumed around drug use, but at that time, she didn’t think she had a problem. She thought it was normal and that everyone used something to cope with life. Once Heck's life became unmanageable, she then realized that she had a problem with drugs and could not stop using on her own. She went into treatment five years ago and has been clean since. It was not until Heck learned that she suffered from the disease of addiction, that there wasn’t a cure but it can be arrested if she practiced a spiritual program. Now, she is a member of a 12 step program that she practices daily. Heck attends meetings on a daily basis as well as work with her sponsor and sponsees in the program to learn to live a way of life without the use of drugs. Heck is forever grateful to her Higher Power and the12 step program for helping her to stay clean. Recovery is a process; and once she admitted that she had a problem only then could her recovery begin. Heck am proof recovery is possible.


Kelly Kirk, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist
Richmond County Peer Coordinator 

Addiction and mental illness run in Kelly Kirk's family. Kelly tried drugs when she was only 11. She moved around a lot and had an interesting life but it wasn't until her thirties that her addiction really set in deep. She was using substances to cope with stress, pain, trauma, etc. She stopped many times but it was never for long. Kelly has been to half a dozen inpatient/outpatient rehabs all over the country. She's attended 12-step programs, support groups and has seen psychiatrists & counselors. The only thing that had any staying power for Kelly was Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). On Suboxone, she felt normal and stable. It took away the cravings, withdrawal symptoms & obsessive thoughts. She was seeing her life clearly for the first time and was able to start taking steps to improve and heal. Today, Kelly is grateful to God for never giving up on her. She loves being a Peer Support Specialist because she is able to help others who are still struggling. "There's a special bond between people who intimately know what addiction feels like." she said. "With a Peer Support Specialist, people are more willing to open up, be honest about what's happening and take the first step toward their own recovery. They see that they don't have to stay stuck". Kelly feels very honored to be a part of that.  Kirk's motto: "If I can do it, you can do it, too".  


Stephanie Hoover, Recovery Coach
Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder Specialist | Peer Coordinator 

Stephanie Hoover is a Health and Recovery Coach and former army spouse who dedicated 16 years to supporting families of those who served in the US Army. A native of Texas, Hoover grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Pinehurst. Stephanie is a dedicated mother of six who held down the home front while her former spouse was deployed for the majority of 2001-2011. On June 2, 2017, Hoover received a phone call that no parent ever wants to receive. Her son, Alex, overdosed at 22 years old. Since that day, Hoover has worked to fulfill a promise to her son, giving meaning to his life and untimely death.  She is passionate about helping individuals and their families who are in active addiction receive the necessary treatment and support. Her personal experience both prior to and following Alex’s death, make her uniquely qualified to fulfill her mission of changing outcomes for other families. As a Peer Coordinator with The Sandhills Opioid Outreach Response Consortium, Hoover is working on the front line to raise awareness, educate and assist people in the Sandhills region who are directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.


Dana Redfern, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist

From frustration and despair, I've found hope; from anger, the ability to seek peace. Where my addiction was my reason for doing everything, I've found a way to have a life that focuses on things that can bring me happiness, stability, and something approaching normalcy. Life CAN be good!


Shirley Hart, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist
Director, Tia Hart Recovery 

“Telling my story has freed me from the past. But most importantly, my story has helped my family, friends and community realize there is hope and help for us all in healing from the effects of this deadly disease, addiction.


Chrystal West, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist

"I started my recovery journey in 2015, but I have been in complete recovery since February 2017. My faith has been the most important aspect in my recovery.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He sat my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and feat The Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:2-3"


Mark Christopher, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist
Director, Samaritan Colony 

"Recovery means improving in all aspects of life: personally and professionally. Working to make others lives better, makes my life better."


Stephany Bonds, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 

"As I go through life's journey, I have recaptured my clean state of mind. I can see clearly now that my rain is gone. I have been sober for over three years now. My journey had its bumps in the road, but I just kept holding on to God's unchanging hand."


Anthony McCauley, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 


Ellen McAdams, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 

Jami Mundi, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 


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