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Jimmy Chadwell

Voices of Hope

Program Manager



Medication Assisted Recovery


Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) as a Pathway of Recovery: Recovery Coaches Assist in Linkage and Retention

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The presentation will focus on methods to connect with clients/patients who are in treatment centers and working on recovery, especially those who are being discharged after short or long term.
Part of "Bridging the Gap" is designed to offer connection with transition from treatment and discharge, giving support to continued recovery.
One of the hardest places in the recovery journey to sobriety is between the door of the facility and connection with a supportive person (s).
Treating recoverees with respect and individuality and offering multiple pathways, practicing good listening skills, open mindedness to help a person maintain recovery.


Jimmy Chadwell is a Program Manager with Voices of Hope, a recovery community organization based in Lexington, KY. Jimmy oversees the Sustainability Linkage and Retention recovery coaching program funded by Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) in eight Kentucky counties. The Linkage and Retention program was created through a partnership between Voices of Hope and the University of Kentucky HEALing Communities Study. Jimmy is also a person is long-term recovery, certified Adult Peer Support Specialist (APSS), and is pursuing a BSW in Social Work

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