Substance use disorder is a high-risk chronic illness.
These patients routinely present to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals in need of medical care. Treatment can start here.
The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder - Annals of Internal Medicine
Rationale, data, and evidence for low-threshold and easy-access to medications for opioid use disorder
Emergency departments (EDs) provide acute treatment for patients with opioid use disorder, including opioid overdose and opioid withdrawal, and serve as access portals for the initiation of medication-assisted therapy
Templates, tookits, and models to address barriers to providing treatment
The California Bridge Program is an intensive program for California acute care settings that will provide training, technical assistance and funding to develop hospitals and emergency rooms into primary access points for the treatment of acute symptoms of substance use disorders More here >