Launched in 2017, CCAR’s Emergency Department Recovery Coach (EDRC) program currently operates in the majority of Connecticut hospital Emergency Departments. ED Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with patients admitted to an Emergency Department as a result of an opioid overdose or other drug or alcohol related crisis. They support patients, family members, and hospital personnel by providing assistance to begin recovery or stabilize recovery when needed. ED Recovery Coaches have demonstrated effectiveness in linking Emergency Department patients with treatment and community based recovery resources.

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