Peer Assist

The WVAADC Peer Assistance Team

Small Blue BorderNo one is immune to the possibility of addictive disease. Many of us working in the addiction prevention and recovery field are, ourselves, recovering individuals. The West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors want to reach out to our “professional family” and provide help when needed.

The Peer Assistance Team provides confidential professional services to any addiction professional whose functioning is impaired due to chemical dependency or other physical or emotional difficulties.

Our goal is to enable the impaired individual to maintain or return his/her functioning to a competent and professional level.

We are also available to assist family members, friends and colleagues who wish to help the impaired individual.

WVAADC’s Peer Assistance program is free and totally confidential. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intervention
  • Assessment
  • Referral for Treatment and Community Support
  • Support and Advice for Family, Friends and Colleagues

If you would like to become a member of the Peer Assistance Team, find out more about our program, or get help for yourself or a loved one, please contact a team member, listed below.

Scott Thompson, MA, LPC, ADC: (304) 252-0198
Patrice Pooler, MA, ADC: (304) 210-7046

The Peer Assistance Team – offering help and hope to those who care for others.