Certified Peer Recovery Specialists 

The UP Foundation relies on Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) to help its participants achieve ongoing recovery. CPRS are individuals who have personal experience with addiction and recovery, and have completed a training and licensure process with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). This means they are a person in recovery, or a family member of someone who has struggled with addiction, and they are trained to assist others in finding recovery. CPRS have a personal dedication to recovery, and as such, they are able to complement counseling and other therapeutic treatment services with experiential knowledge; they walk through participants’ problems alongside them, providing nonclinical support, and they collaborate with participants and counselors to help create Individualized Treatment Plans (ITP). Meet our Certified Peer Recovery Specialists:

Lisa Bowie

Alexander Conway

Lisa - headshot.JPG