Presenter Information

Jasmine Williams

Date

8-23-2021

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice DeLeon

Abstract / Description

The United States is currently facing an epidemic of opioid overdoses. Roughly 841,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Recovery Centers of America [RCA] in Danvers, Massachusetts is one of thousands of recovery centers throughout the United States. RCA’s mission is to help save 1 million lives from the disease of addiction using evidence-based practices and clinical expertise to deliver quality patient care tailored to individual patients’ needs. (RCA 2021). The purpose of this senior-level internship was to discover ways to engage patients participating in RCA’s overdose prevention group. To encourage engagement, patients were asked to compete a questionnaire that assessed what they wanted from the prevention group and implement it. Patients were also provided resources for Narcan administration training.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

Reducing Overdose Risk Among Patients After Rehab: Improving Patient Participation in Prevention Groups

The United States is currently facing an epidemic of opioid overdoses. Roughly 841,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Recovery Centers of America [RCA] in Danvers, Massachusetts is one of thousands of recovery centers throughout the United States. RCA’s mission is to help save 1 million lives from the disease of addiction using evidence-based practices and clinical expertise to deliver quality patient care tailored to individual patients’ needs. (RCA 2021). The purpose of this senior-level internship was to discover ways to engage patients participating in RCA’s overdose prevention group. To encourage engagement, patients were asked to compete a questionnaire that assessed what they wanted from the prevention group and implement it. Patients were also provided resources for Narcan administration training.

 

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