FAVOR Opioid Recovery Coaching Evaluation (FORCE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03798470|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2019
The Emergency Department (ED) is an ideal location to identify patients in need of treatment for opioid addiction. A local non-profit community-based addiction recovery program, Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) utilizes a peer recovery coaching model applied to substance use disorders by identifying, training, credentialing and supervising individuals who have been in recovery for at least 2 years.
These peer recovery coaches become the primary workforce in this community-based model. FAVOR provides no-cost comprehensive services for addiction recovery. The investigators hypothesized that having FAVOR Recovery Coaches (FRC) evaluate patients during an ED visit for opioid overdose would result in a high degree of engagement from the patients and serve as an opportunity to begin treatment for addiction.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Opiate Abuse Opiate Overdose Opioid-use Disorder||Behavioral: Peer Addiction Counseling||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||FAVOR Opioid Recovery Coaching Evaluation|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2018|
Intervention with FAVOR peer recovery coaching. Patients identified in the ED as opioid overdose and enrolled in the current study.
Behavioral: Peer Addiction Counseling
After identification, a 24/7 on-call FRC was paged and met with the patient in the ED. The patients were offered recovery services at the bedside by the FRC. The research team members offered voluntary participation and obtained informed consent to enrolling a longitudinal study looking into the success of his intervention. Patients did not need to participate to be eligible for counseling and resources from AVOR. The FRCs counselled and engaged the patient along with the family to offer a variety of services including active recovery coaching, group treatment modalities, family support services and transportation. After he initial encounter in the ED, the FAVOR team re-engaged the participant by phone or in person the next day and gradually increasing intervals thereafter.
Other Name: FAVOR counseling
- Percentage of patients with active involvement in recovery [ Time Frame: One year ]Defined as: Patients who have had phone, email, or in-person contact with their FAVOR recovery coach after discharge from the Emergency Department.
- All-cause Mortality [ Time Frame: One year ]Number of participants with death from any cause within the study period.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03798470
|United States, South Carolina|
|Greenville Health System|
|Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605|
|Principal Investigator:||Christopher Carey, MD||Greenville Health System Emergency Medicine|