Many individuals who live with opioid use disorder (OUD) visit emergency departments (EDs) and urgent care centres (UCCs) because of an overdose, withdrawal symptoms, or other issues related to opioid use.
The Emergency SCN has implemented a province-wide treatment program that involves three steps:
This project aligns with Strategic Directions #1 and #2 of our ESCN Transformational Roadmap to improve patient & population health outcomes with a focus on the opioid crisis in Alberta.
What you say can reduce stigma and remove barriers to effective treatment. The following resources are also available to order through DATA Online.
Learn more, visit Communicating about Substance Use in Compassionate, Safe and Non-Stigmatizing Ways, Government of Canada website.