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CAT Launches Recovery Peer Group Program as Evidence Shows Peer Support Services Increase Positive Patient Outcomes

Tuesday July 9, 2024

CINCINNATI, July 9, 2024 — Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) announces the launch of their newest program, the Recovery Peer Group, beginning Monday, July 8th, with client enrollment open now. This Outpatient group offers new and existing patients the benefits of engaging in evidence-based, peer-led support during weekly, 90-minute sessions, creating a unique opportunity for clientele to benefit from care guided by those with shared, lived recovery experience as they build upon the foundational stages of early recovery.

The introduction of this latest service offering comes as growing evidence shows Peer Support involvement increases positive outcomes for patients, including a 90% reduction in hospital readmission rates for those in peer-based mental health programming.* In addition to employing Certified Peer Recovery Supporters (CPRS) for the group’s leadership, CAT aims to amplify client successes further by utilizing renowned recovery and mental health support publisher Hazelden’s MORE modules as the group’s curriculum base. This comes as recent data suggests 81% of individuals who’ve followed MORE-based programming reported substance abstinence 6 months after discharge.*

“For 54 years, our organization has stood committed to providing innovative addiction and mental health services. The introduction of Recovery Peer Group programming is the clear next step of our continuum of care journey,” shares Patti L. Webb, President and CEO.

“Beyond the data-rooted evidence, we’ve seen the first-hand benefits Peer Support has had on our Residential clients spanning the seven years we’ve offered Peer Support,” shares VP of Clinical Services Rachel Johnson, PhD. “After witnessing the profound impact that peer-based services have made on an Inpatient level, we’re ecstatic to now extend their impact to clients on their Outpatient journeys.”

Recovery Peer Group is designed to streamline accessibility, with eligibility opportunities for both new and existing clients at any stage in the treatment process. To learn more or start the seamless enrollment process, interested individuals and referral partners can submit a confidential contact request at or call 513.381.6672.

For further comment, please reach out to our media contact, McKenna Brooks, at

About Center for Addiction Treatment

Serving the Greater Cincinnati community since 1970, Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) provides high-quality, affordable treatment for those impacted by the disease of addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or gambling. CAT’s individualized care model includes medically monitored detox, short-term residential treatment, medication-assisted treatment, an intensive outpatient program, outpatient grief services, a gambling treatment program, family education, counseling services, peer-based programming, fatherhood-specific services, intersecting substance abuse & mental illness care, and support groups. Today, CAT has thousands of alums who are on the path to recovery and lead sober lives. For more information on treatment for alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction visit


*Statistics cited from sources Mental Health America and Hazelden. Further citation information available upon request.


McKenna Brooks