CTN-0107: Peer Intervention to Link Overdose survivors to Treatment (PILOT)

Kelly Barth, DO

Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This project is a 3-site, randomized controlled trial using Peer Recovery Coaches trained in FORCE (FAVOR Overdose Recovery Coaching Evaluation), who will engage with opioid overdose survivors in the emergency department to get permission to contact them. The Coaches will follow a modified FORCE manual using a tiered approach of engagement, utilizing motivational interviewing and a strengths-based care management approach to engage participants in care and develop a patient-centered recovery plan. The FORCE intervention will be tailored to the participant’s needs and will continue for 12 months after enrollment. This intervention will be compared to Treatment as Usual (TAU) in which overdose survivors receive referral to treatment. Outcomes include engagement in formal OUD treatment between groups, retention in treatment, and number of overdoses after enrollment.

Funded by the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM.

    Node Involvement

    Lead Node(s):

  • Southern Consortium Node

  • All Participating Nodes:

  • Pacific Northwest Node
  • Southern Consortium Node