Preliminary Results from a Post-Overdose Outreach & Emergency Department-Initiated Opioid Initiative
James Langabeer, PhD; Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD; Kimberly Chambers, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
This study is funded by the Texas HHSC State Opioid Response Program, through SAMHSA. We know that treatment capacity alone is insufficient. We need better Coordination across medical, criminal justice, public health, and first responders. We may be at a critical juncture where patients are more ready and willing to engage in treatment.
Hypothesis: Immediate intervention, outreach, and comprehensive follow-up services initiated post-OD in the Emergency Department could be effective at improving engagement and retention in treatment. (Note: Please see a presentation from the same team located at: https://opioidconference.org/icoo-20-pp-0041/)
Presentation Slide Handouts: icoo.20.pp.0076 1_6_Intl Conf on Opioids Pres (Langabeers)