The impact of peer recovery coaching in fighting opioid addiction

A recent article from TeamHealth reviews the impact peer recovery coaching has when it comes to fighting opioid addiction. 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on TeamHealth's website

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11.5 million Americans abused prescription opioids in 2016 and there were 47,000 overdose deaths involving opioids in 2017. Many with opioid use disorder become addicted through therapeutic opioid use, while others may use non-prescribed opioids recreationally.

Because of our commitment to improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery in the midst of our nation’s opioid epidemic, in 2018, TeamHealth formed the Opioid Work Group to implement strategies to reduce mortality, recognize and treat addiction and appropriately address chronic pain, while effectively managing acute pain. Click here to continue>>

 

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