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The Positive Impact of Recovery Coaching Programs

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Every hospital needs recovery coaches for patients with substance use problems

Because hospital emergency departments are on the front lines of the nation’s opioid crisis they are uniquely positioned to help individuals and families dealing with substance use problems. In an article for STAT News, TeamHealth’s Dr. Jim Baird discusses the positive impact of implementing a “recovery coach” program at his hospital in New Jersey. The program has helped connect patients with critical services — including inpatient and outpatient programs — so they can get better and stay that way.

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