Voices of Hope
MEDICATION ASSISTED RECOVERY
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) as a Pathway of Recovery: Recovery Coaches Assist in Linkage and Retention
Medication treatments (e.g., buprenorphine, methadone) for opioid use disorder (MOUD) decrease risk of death, however, few individuals with OUD receive this treatment. Further, after a national search, no recovery coaching (RC) programs were identified that focused specifically on MOUD linkage and retention. This presentation will cover training, protocols, and brief outcomes of RC-led MOUD Linkage and Retention Programs.
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