Opioid Recovery Initiation: Pilot Test of a Peer Outreach and Modified Recovery Management Checkup Intervention for Out-of-Treatment Opioid Users

This is a paper that provides a preliminary evaluation of using peer outreach workers to identify and link people with opioid use disorder (OUD) to methadone treatment in a high-risk community in Chicago.

The results are promising as 88 active users with OUD were identified, 70 showed up for a linkage meeting to initiate treatment, and 70% of the people who initiated methadone treatment were still receiving methadone 60 days after intake. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Recovery coaching
Peer-reviewed Article

Scott, C. K., Grella, C. E., Nicholson, L., & Dennis, M. L. (2018). Opioid recovery initiation: Pilot test of a peer outreach and modified Recovery Management Checkup intervention for out-of-treatment opioid users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 86, 30–35. 

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