Connecticut Hospitals Launch Innovative Program for Addicts
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery has paired with local hospitals in a program that sends trained recovery coaches to emergency departments to serve individuals being treated for overdoses and who are ready for recovery.
As reported by The Norwich Bulletin, local hospitals participating include Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, and Windham Hospital in Windham. Other participating hospitals in the state include Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Midstate Medical Center in Meriden and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.
The recovery coaches will be on-call and available to assist patients who are admitted in hospital emergency departments with opioid overdose and other alcohol- or drug-related medical emergencies by connecting them to substance use disorder treatment and other recovery services and providing transportation if necessary, all at no cost to patients.
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To read more about how Connecticut hospitals are connecting coaches with addicts, please visit The Norwich Bulletin.