Peer support is an integral component of recovery programs for both addiction and mental health. Recognizing the strength of shared experiences, many organizations have developed platforms where individuals can engage with others who have encountered similar struggles. These networks may come in the form of online forums, in-person support groups, hotlines, or one-on-one peer mentorship. This could include 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, community mental health organizations offering peer-led groups, or digital platforms. Peer support leverages the unique, empathetic understanding of those who have lived experience with addiction or mental health issues, fostering a sense of connection, community and mutual encouragement that can significantly improve an individual’s recovery journey.