Recovery coaches to assist overdose survivors

The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that a pilot program, providing hospital emergency rooms with peer recovery coaches to meet with drug overdose survivors, will begin on Friday, May 16. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



Recovery coaches to assist overdose survivors

Posted 5/12/14

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that a pilot program, providing hospital emergency rooms with peer recovery coaches to meet with drug overdose survivors, will begin on Friday, May 16. The purpose of the program is for recovery coaches to engage individuals who are being released following an overdose in discussions about treatment and recovery services. In addition, coaches can educate them on overdose and naloxone administration and provide resources to family members.

“We are pleased to make these services available to hospitals and to the individuals who need them”, said Craig Stenning, Director of BHDDH. “It is important to let overdose survivors know that recovery is possible, they can lead meaningful and productive lives and there is a recovery community that can guide them as they begin their journey to recovery. We feel that providing a direct link into treatment and recovery will save lives.”

Initially, the program is through Rhode Island Hospital, Kent Hospital and Memorial Hospital, with plans to expand it to include Miriam, Memorial, Roger Williams, St. Joseph’s and Butler Hospitals by the end of the month.

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Applications are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. Deadline to apply is October 1st. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement