Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS
Peer Specialist Program Manager, NAADAC
Kyle Brewer is the peer specialist program manager for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, where he manages the Arkansas Peer Specialist program. Brewer oversees the development and implementation of a three-tier credentialing process (Core, Advanced, Supervision) for the Arkansas Peer Support Model. He earned a Bachelor of Science in addiction studies from the University of Central Arkansas in 2013. He went on to use his lived experience with drug and alcohol addiction to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and became the state’s first Peer Recovery Specialist stationed in an emergency department. He led the development and implementation of this position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and multiple hospitals across the state.
In 2020, he became one of the first 10 Certified Peer Support Supervisors in Arkansas. Brewer is a trainer in Peer Support, Peer Supervision and Family Opioid Response Narcan Training. He serves on numerous committees and boards to develop and strengthen the Arkansas Model and improve peer support services across the U.S. Brewer was awarded the 2021 Arkansas Peer Leadership Award for his exemplary leadership in advancing the peer movement and practices of the peer support profession.