Hospitals in Action

Getting ER patients the support, drug treatment they need

People who experience substance use disorders often seek help in a hospital’s emergency department. People with an opioid overdose can be saved with drugs like naloxone that quickly reverse the powerful effects of opioids. But it’s not enough.

While these measures save lives, they do not address the complexities of substance use disorder, which can stem from a combination of factors, such as chronic pain, behavioral health disorders, trauma, and a family history of addiction. Learn more about how Substance Use Navigators make a difference.