Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) - USARA

Opioid State Targeted Response (STR)

USARA is launching a program to introduce peer facilitated addiction recovery, an evidence based practice, in emergency departments and healthcare settings throughout Utah. The initial step of the project involves conducting a needs assessment in collaboration with the administrative, medical and support staff to identify the need for brief intervention, harm reduction, education, and connection to treatment and recovery support services for patients that have overdosed or present a risk of opioid overdose. Step two of the project is partnering with the healthcare facilities, within the designated high risk areas, in connecting patients who recently had an episode of overdose and/or are at high risk for opioid dependency or overdose with community services and recovery support as needed.