Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Crister Moynahan

Current Fellow

In March 2019, Crista Moynahan joined Rebel Recovery Florida to expand capacity and provide harm reduction and recovery-supportive services.  As the Director of Community Services, he coordinates daily programs with volunteers and stakeholders to encourage societal-level engagement through the county’s first recovery community center.  Crister has worked in collaboration with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and providers to launch an innovative 12-week medication-assisted treatment program, and helped develop a peer-supported recovery community for in-custody participants.  Currently, Crister supervises the forensic peer teams’ direct services, supports participant recovery and re-entry plans, and provides harm reduction education and advocacy.  Crister believes that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their relationship to substances, and uses his experience with substance use, mental health, and recovery resilience to inform his support for others as they work to make positive changes to their lives.  

Rebel Recovery Florida is a low barrier recovery community organization (RCO) that provides free recovery support services, overdose prevention and response, education, advocacy, and love to people impacted by drug use and to those living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne pathogens. Established in Palm Beach County, Rebel Recovery has been improving wellness for Floridians since 2016 and continues to involve participants and community stakeholders in agency operations and development.  Rebel Recovery is the state’s first RCO to integrate harm reduction principles and trauma-informed care into all aspects of service delivery and the first to establish a syringe access and health services exchange after syringe exchange programs were legalized in 2019.  Rebel Recovery strives to heal communities, address health inequity and combat stigma for people who use drugs (PWUD), and broaden the reach of recovery-supportive services across health, dependency court, and justice systems.  

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