Peer Recovery Coaches in EDs – ERs Training Launches

Choices Peer Recovery Trainings is happy to make available it’s newest training – Peer Recovery Coach in EDs or ERs Training in English and Spanish. Choices Peer Recovery Coaches in Emergency Departments (E

Peer Recovery Coaching inEmergency Department (ED or ER) Training
Peer Recovery Coach in the Emergency Department (ED or ER) Training

Ds or ERs) Training; Across the country, emergency departments are treating rising numbers of patients harmed by using alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and other substances. Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for alcohol and substance use disorders increased about 75%. Once these individuals have been medically cleared, they are often discharged absent of appropriate support or treatment to address their addiction. Individuals and families are handed packages of information to sort through and make follow up phone calls for potential treatment. With today’s understanding of addiction and recovery, we know that there is only a brief window of opportunity when someone is ready and/or willing to move toward recovery. Today, with the rise and recognition of peer recovery coach, more hospitals are implementing this role into their care model to improve outcomes. The Recovery coach role in the ED carries different responsibilities than in a community settings. Choices Peer Recovery Coach in EDs or ERs Training addresses those roles and responsibilities. Peers can help people overcome life-threatening medical consequences that are associated with substance use disorders.

“The “President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis,” recommended the immediate engagement of recovery support services while the patient is still in the Emergency Department or inpatient hospital setting.” Faces and Voices of Recovery

This training is suitable for:

  • Hospital Staff
  • Peer Recovery Coaches
  • EMTs, and other First Responders
  • Supervisors of Peer Coaches

This one day training, provides 6 CEs. Choices Peer Recovery Training is a NAADAC Approved Provider

Contact Ginger @ 603.918.6510 to get your team trained. Choices trainers are highly respected in the recovery community.

Choices offers affordable trainings in English and in Spanish.


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