Opioid Overdose Recovery Program aka Narcan 2.0 (OORP)
The purpose of the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) is to respond to individuals who have been reversed from opioid overdoses (by police, emergency responders, or friends/family) and are subsequently treated at hospital emergency departments as a result of the reversal. OORP utilizes Recovery Specialists and Patient Navigators to engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non- clinical assistance, recovery supports and appropriate referrals for assessment and substance use disorder treatment. The Recovery Specialists and Patient Navigators also maintain follow-up with these individuals for a minimum of 8 weeks after the initial contact. Recovery services provided for these individuals are fundamentally strengths-based. Additionally, Recovery Specialists and Patient Navigators deliver or assertively link individuals to appropriate and culturally-specific services and provide support and resources throughout the process.
Through a collaboration between CARES, Morris County Department of Human Services, MC Prosecutor’s Office, Local Law Enforcement and local hospitals anytime a person is revived from an opioid overdose in Morris County, they are transported directly to a hospital Emergency Department and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist from CARES is dispatched, 24/7, 365, to meet with the survivor and offer assistance and peer support.
Emergency Departments in Morris County participating in the program include St. Clare’s Dover Hospital , St. Clare’s Denville Hospital, Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center.
This project is made possible through funding from the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Morris County department of Human Services, and the Morris County Prosecutors Office.