Recovery Coaching in the ED


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May 9 & 10 2023, 12 pm – 4:30 PM EST.

This training’s focus is on peer recovery coaching in the EDs and ERs.  Topics covered include boundary management, relationship building, advocacy and building rapport with the recoveree are the topics of this training, along with the importance of Motivational Conversation. Read More.

“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

Course Description:

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 by 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 coaches, more hospitals are implementing this role in their care model to improve outcomes. The Recovery coach role in the ED carries different responsibilities than in community settings. This training addresses those roles and responsibilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the environment of the ED;
  • Develop skills to work beside the medical team and with patients;
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department;
  • Use of Motivational Interviewing in the ED;
  • Understanding the medical team and compassion fatigue;
  • Personal self-care.



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