A hospital-based intervention and referral program in Delaware for patients presenting with substance use disorders
Project Engage, a program hosted by the Wilmington and Christiana hospitals in Delaware, provides early intervention and treatment referral services for patients with substance use disorders (SUD).
Engagement starts in the hospital, where services are provided at the beside by peers in recovery - Engagement Specialists - and include:
- determining the recovery goals of the patient
- motivational interviewing
- exploring treatment options
- supporting patients on their initial steps to recovery.
The specialists continue to work with patients after discharge from the hospital to help them remain in treatment and access appropriate community resources and programs. Project Engage also has a special program for pregnant women with opioid use disorders and collaborates with local construction companies to offer recovery support services to their employees.