Peers are equal to us in aspects such as age, background, or ability.
Seeking support from peers—who can provide advice and encouragement based on lived experience—is a promising strategy for improving health outcomes.
Group therapy/smoking cessation programs increase the chances of successfully quitting smoking, compared to self-help.
Compared to other well-established treatments, standardized peer-led Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) programs and professionally-led Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs are more effective at increasing abstinence in people battling alcohol use disorder, alcohol abuse, or alcohol dependence.
Frequent one-on-one peer support may improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, compared to standard diabetes care.
Peer-led exercise programs and peer-support programs have the potential to help older adults maintain their participation in exercise programs.
Consider accessing virtual peer support programs or services if you’re looking for help with smoking cessation, alcohol abstinence, type 2 diabetes management, and exercise adherence.