No One Should Go Without Support Campaign

6 Ways to Support People with an Opioid Use Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

  1. Get trained and carry Naloxone (Narcan®) to reverse an overdose. Learn how:  www.HEALTogetherMA.org/Holyoke

  1. Call them. Offer compassion, encouragement, and support.

  1. Encourage them to seek treatment (if they are ready) and to seek prevention services at a local syringe services or harm reduction program. Tapestry is one program that can assist with harm reduction, you can reach them at:

 https://www.tapestryhealth.org/overdose-prevention-services/

  1. Encourage those already in treatment to stay engaged or engage in treatment by calling their provider about tele-health appointments and take-home medication. Folks can get directly connected to the Holyoke Health Center and Holyoke Medical Center at:

http://www.hhcinc.org/en/services/center-for-recovery-support

https://www.holyokehealth.com/services-specialities/comprehensive-care-center

  1. Connect them with organizations offering virtual recovery support. One organization that provides virtual recovery support in Holyoke is Hope for Holyoke, you can contact them through their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HFHRC/

  1. Learn how Covid-19 uniquely affects those with opioid use disorder. Start here: https://bit.ly/3dIkngr
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Signs of An Opioid Overdose

Social distancing puts people with opioid use disorder at increased risk for overdose-especially those who were recently released from jail, residential treatment, or a hospital. If you know someone who may be at increased risk, encourage them to get naloxone (Narcan®), learn how to use it, and to tell others where they keep it in case they overdose. Start here: www.HealTogetherMA.org/Holyoke.

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