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Peer Support Interventions for Substance Use Disorder: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: February 24, 2020
Project Number: RB1437-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Non-Pharma Mental Health Intervention
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with substance use disorder?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with substance use disorder?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with substance use disorder?

Key Message

Nine randomized controlled trials, one non-randomized study, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding peer support interventions for the management of individuals with substance use disorder. No relevant economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with substance use disorder.​