Launched in 2017, CCAR’s Emergency Department Recovery Coach (EDRC) program currently operates in 22 Connecticut hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). Our ED Recovery Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with patients admitted to an ED 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.
Launched in the Spring of 2020, CCAR’s Recovery Coaching in the Department of Corrections program currently serves our returning citizens in 8 facilities and all 5 of the district Parole offices. Our Recovery Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with returning citizens when they are within 30 to 90 days from discharge. They support our returning citizens by providing seamless transition to community MOUD providers as well as other recovery support services that are vital to re-entry success. Recovery Coaches work with people on all paths of recovery, helping with decision-making and plans towards recovery that will improve their lives one step at a time.