By Addiction Policy Forum
The AnchorED program connects people who have been admitted to emergency rooms for opioid-related overdoses with trained peer recovery coaches. Prior to the individual’s release from the hospital, the recovery coach meets with the patient to discuss available recovery supports and resources, provide education on overdose prevention, including how to obtain and use Naloxone. Upon the individual’s release from the hospital, the AnchorED staff follows-up with the individual for the next 10 days, encouraging him or her to engage in recovery support services or treatment.
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