By Katelyn | June 06, 2023

Working as a Peer Professional: How to Address Burnout

Lifetime burnout rates in the social services industry are a skyrocketing 75% - learn how you can address active burnout as a Peer Professional.


By Katelyn | June 01, 2023

How to Celebrate Pride Month While in Recovery

Pride can be a difficult event for many in substance use disorder recovery to participate in - here are some ways to celebrate while in recovery.


By Katelyn | May 30, 2023

Affordable Mental Health Resources in Minnesota

Mental health resources are not always accessible to individuals with a known diagnosis. Here are some affordable options in Minnesota.


By Katelyn | May 25, 2023

What is Trauma-Informed Care – and Why is it Important in Recovery?

Trauma has a very direct impact on an individual’s overall health, making trauma-informed care critical especially in SUD recovery.


By Katelyn | May 23, 2023

Why is Mental Health Important in SUD Recovery?

Over half of all individuals with substance use disorder also have a mental health diagnosis, learn about why it's important in recovery.


By Katelyn | May 18, 2023

Working as a Peer Provider: How to Recognize A Crisis

People in recovery experience crises at a disproportionate rate, here are some indicators and interventions to take during a crisis scenario.


By Katelyn | May 16, 2023

What is Harm Reduction – And Why is it Important?

It's critical that we deploy harm reduction strategies to reduce overdose fatalities - learn more about harm reduction and why it's important.

By Katelyn | May 11, 2023

How to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is critical to your overall success in recovery, read about how you can celebrate mental health awareness this May.


By Katelyn | May 09, 2023

What Kyros Looks for in a Peer Provider

Kyros is committed to addressing the massive treatment gap, starting with professionalizing the Peer Provider role.


By Katelyn | May 04, 2023

Working as a Peer Provider: What is Professional Development?

Working to develop your skills is necessary to grow within your role, here are some ways to can develop professionally as a Peer Provider.

By Katelyn | May 02, 2023

How Are Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Related?

Over half of individuals in treatment have a co-occurring disorder, here is how SUD and mental health are related.


By Mara Glantz | April 27, 2023

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a medication used to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), learn how it has potential to reduce short-term recovery relapse rates.


By Refocus Recovery | April 25, 2023

Working as a CPRS: What to Expect from a Refocus Recovery Training Class

If you're considering becoming a CPRS in the state of Minnesota, here's what you can expect from a Refocus Recovery training class!

By Katelyn | April 20, 2023

Working as a CPRS With Kyros: Frequently Asked Questions

Still wondering if working as a CPRS is the right fit? We answer some frequently asked questions that can help you decide.

By Katelyn | April 18, 2023

Addiction Recovery Resources for Adolescents

1 in 4 Americans who began using substances before age 18 experience addiction, so it's critical to share youth-specific recovery resources.


By Katelyn | April 13, 2023

My Addiction Recovery Story: Gavin Ovshak

Devoting his time to giving back to the recovery community, Gavin shares how he has found fulfillment in recovery as a CPRS.

By Katelyn | April 12, 2023

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

Incorporating mental wellness into your recovery plan is necessary, and learning what healthy coping mechanisms look like is one way you can start.

By Katelyn | April 05, 2023

My Addiction Recovery Story: Nayt Pingry

Now over 8 years into his recovery, Nayt reflects on how he was able to look past his past and find sobriety in this addiction recovery story.

By Katelyn | April 04, 2023

Working as a Peer Provider: How to Re-Certify

Knowing how to renew your certification before it expires can keep you working - here's how to re-certify today.

By Katelyn | March 30, 2023

Kyros – How Our Peers Are Changing Lives

Peer Recovery Specialists work to support individuals in addiction recovery, here is how our Peers are changing lives.

By Katelyn | March 28, 2023

How Peer Services Could Benefit Your Recovery Organization

Kyros offers reinforcing support, like peer recovery services, to help organizations better serve their clients - here's how we do this.

By Katelyn | March 23, 2023

Working as a Peer Provider: What is Continuing Education

Many states require that you continue your education and potentially renew your certification. Learn about what continuing education is.

By Katelyn | March 21, 2023

My Addiction Recovery Story: Jenni Whiteside

Read Jenni's addiction recovery story and how it allowed her to realize her personal mission of providing strength and hope to others.

By Katelyn | March 14, 2023

Gratitude Prompts to Use in Recovery

Finding small moments of gratitude can keep you in the here and the now, taking your recovery one step at a time and finding the small successes along the way.

By Katelyn | March 09, 2023

How Can You Advance Your Career as a CPRS?

As a CPRS you can grow into various professional roles. At Kyros, we assist individuals in finding the right path for them.

By Mara Glantz | March 07, 2023

Why is There Stigma Around Suboxone?

Even though medications like these can be life saving, there is still a great amount of stigma around Suboxone. Here are some myths about Suboxone, and how they contribute to stigma.

By Katelyn | March 02, 2023

A Day in the Life of a CPRS

Becoming a CPRS is possible for anyone in recovery. A typical workday varies from peer to peer, here is how one of our CPRSs spends a typical day of work.

By Katelyn | February 28, 2023

Working as a CPRS: How to Find Proof of Education

In order to begin working as a CPRS you will need proof of former education - here is how to obtain your transcripts, diploma or GED.

By Katelyn | February 23, 2023

Shame and Substance Use Disorder

Shame is toxic to a healthy recovery. It's critical to rebuild your sense of self through learning new coping skills.

By Katelyn | February 21, 2023

How to Talk to Someone in Active Addiction

Talking to a loved one in active addiction can be difficult. It can be helpful to have an idea of how to approach a conversation.

By Katelyn | February 16, 2023

How To Get Certified As a PRS

Getting certified is the final step in receiving your entry-level state credential as a CPRS. Read some of our helpful tips during the certification process.

By Katelyn | February 14, 2023

How to Practice Gratitude in Recovery

Practicing gratitude is a key component of living abundantly in recovery. We dive into a few ways you can grow your gratitude practice now.

By Katelyn | February 09, 2023

My Addiction Recovery Story: Tony Byrne

Read Tony's transformative addiction recovery story and how his life went from one of fear into one of love and authenticity.

By Katelyn | February 07, 2023

What Is Naloxone?

Naloxone (Narcan) is a life-saving medication administered when a person is experiencing symptoms of opioid overdose.

By Katelyn | February 02, 2023

Can a Healthy Diet Benefit Your Recovery?

Diet is critical to your overall health in recovery, and one way you can begin to develop your routine is to build healthy eating habits.

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By Katelyn | January 31, 2023

How to Come Back From an Addiction Relapse

With 40-60% of individuals in recovery experiencing addiction relapse at some point, it's important to know how to come back from relapse.

By Katelyn | January 26, 2023

What Is A Recovery Wellness Plan?

One of the best ways to guide your recovery is to create a recovery wellness plan. Find out what a recovery wellness plan is, and how to start utilizing one in your recovery.


By Katelyn | January 24, 2023

How To Identify Triggers In Addiction Recovery

A large part of healthy recovery is recognizing relapse triggers. We outline what kinds of triggers there are, and how to identify them in your recovery.


By Katelyn | January 19, 2023

How To Spot The Signs Of A Potential Relapse

With relapse being common, learn some common signs of relapse for many individuals in recovery, and how to recognize them in yourself. 


By Katelyn | January 17, 2023

Can I Work As A Peer Recovery Specialist Full-Time?

As a PRS you can work the hours you want, when you want. Learn about how you can work full-time as a Peer Recovery Specialist.


By Katelyn | January 12, 2023

Building Healthy Habits In Recovery

A huge part of success in recovery is developing a routine that works well for you. This starts with building healthy habits in recovery.


By Katelyn | January 10, 2023

My Addiction Recovery Story: Mark Ruprecht

Read Mark's inspiring addiction recovery story and how he has transformed a life of loss into one of gratitude and fulfillment.


By Katelyn | January 05, 2023

The Importance of Fun in Addiction Recovery

Successful addiction recovery is dependent on creating a new life that you enjoy, and a huge part of this is having fun.


By Katelyn | January 03, 2023

Where Can I Find A Peer Recovery Specialist?

A Peer Recovery Specialist walks alongside peers in recovery to help them navigate the obstacles they face throughout their journey.

By Sheila Conlon | December 29, 2022

Stigma and Substance Use Disorder

Stigma and substance use disorder is a major barrier to treatment but it can be combatted through education.

By Katelyn | December 27, 2022

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder impacts almost every person in this country, but is not widely understood. Read on to learn more about what SUD is.


By Katelyn | December 22, 2022

How To Maintain Recovery Over The Holidays

Maintaining your recovery during the holidays is difficult to navigate. We've outlined some helpful ways to stay on track this season.

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By Sheila Conlon | December 20, 2022

The Power of Exercise in Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Learn how exercise in recovery can be an essential part of maintaining sobriety and building a healthier lifestyle


By Mara Glantz | December 15, 2022

What Is Suboxone – And When Is It Necessary?

Recovery plans include multiple kinds of services, including Medication Management. Learn about how suboxone and MAT can assist in recovery.

By Katelyn | December 13, 2022

How To Support Someone With A Substance Use Disorder

Caring for a loved one that struggles with substance use disorder can extremely painful. Here are 5 ways you can support your loved one.

By Katelyn | December 07, 2022

How Can I Become A Peer Recovery Specialist?

Peer Recovery Specialists are individuals in recovery that support people in recovery. Learn how to become a Peer Recovery Specialist today.

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By Sheila Conlon | December 01, 2022

10 Peer Recovery Services to Improve Recovery Journeys

Certified Peer Recovery Specialists can support clients in many ways - here are 10 of the most commonly provided services.

By Katelyn | December 01, 2022

5 Recovery Resources For During The Holidays

Recovery during the holiday season can pose its own set of challenges. Find the resources you need with our holiday resource list.

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By Sheila Conlon | November 30, 2022

What Are Peer Recovery Services?

This guide to peer recovery services covers what they are, who they help and the positive impact they can have in the recovery community.