Guelph hospital announces new peer-to-peer support program

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The pilot program will offer those suffering from drug abuse a coach who will guide them through recovery.

In a news release, the hospital says people who use thefor substance abuse often stay in the hospital longer than those who visit the ER for other ailments. They say the goal of the program is to reduce harm from substance abuse.

The peer-to-peer support program sees a peer recovery coach, who has experienced substance abuse, take on a patient and walk alongside them as they receive care. The coach will offer emotional support, drug poisoning prevention education, and other local support.

 

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