The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) recently hosted a webinar titled Addictions Research Meets Lived Experience: Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Challenges (October 30, 2023).
Peer support services have expanded to a wide variety of health service settings, and evaluating the impact of peer services is an important addition to the research agenda. In this webinar, the presenters and panel members shared lessons learned in conducting trials with persons with lived experience -peers-participating as an integral component of the intervention. The goal of the webinar was to assist investigators in designing future studies with peers as interventionists. The agenda included an overview of the development of peer services in addiction treatment, a brief description of three research projects, and a panel discussion of peer supervision, self-care, scope of practice, fidelity, harm reduction approaches, and role induction for peers in research.
Presenters: Keith Humphries, Kelly Barth, Steve Shoptaw, Nabila El-Bassel, Todd Korthuis
Panel Members: Al Hasson (facilitator), Todd Korthuis, Louise Haynes, Pete Smith, Joanna Cooper
Posted September 21, 2023