What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Peer support occurs when people provide emotional or practical help to each other. It is often used to refer to activities where colleagues, members of self help organizations and others meet as equals to give each other support on a reciprocal basis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Alcohol Addiction 82 17
Support mental / emotional health 59 16
Drug Addiction 39 5
Mood 26 9
Addiction 17 8
Substance abuse 16 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Peer Support Group"

Severe
2
Moderate
7
Mild
13
None
64

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently participating in Peer Support Group)
Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 13
2 hr weekly 11
1 other daily 11
1 hr daily 15
60 min monthly 10
90 min monthly 18
120 min monthly 25
60 min weekly 14
90 min weekly 20
120 min weekly 14
Why Patients Stopped Peer Support Group(multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 34
Did not seem to work 13
Felt finished with this treatment 11
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 7
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Found another therapist or program I preferred 3
Not indicated 3
I didn't have enough time 2
No convenient appointments available 2
Personal research 2
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 66 patients who’ve stopped participating in Peer Support Group

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 46
Stopped participating in Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 10
6 months-1 year 15
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
31 36%
Usually
37 43%
Sometimes
15 17%
Never
3 3%
Burden
Very
6 7%
Somewhat
19 22%
A little
24 28%
Not at all
37 43%
Cost
$200+
2 3%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
7 10%
$25-49
5 7%
< $25
56 80%
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18 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

Bombsyki
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Bombsyki
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Bombsyki's full Peer Support Group history

Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Guilt related to addiction: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tobacco Addiction: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Alcohol Addiction: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Drug Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. When you don't feeling like going, then its time to go. 2. Forming friendships with ppl that get me. 3. being able to face problems and not get overwhelmed by them
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Drug Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LittleBean
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LittleBean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

See LittleBean's full Peer Support Group history

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Mar 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Alcohol Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 other Weekly
Advice & Tips: Best decision I ever made - it saved my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Cirdan
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Cirdan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
29 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Cirdan's full Peer Support Group history

Nov 4, 2010 (Started Jul 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for support: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for male bonding: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for personal growth: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Positive male relationships have been very few in my entire life. With this support group, the change in my wellbeing is amazing. I feel accepted as a gay man, and truly value the relationships and camaraderie that has developed over the months. This is a must for men and boys of all ages!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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