Many ERs Fail People Who Struggle With Addiction. These New Approaches Might Help

Updated August 25, 2021

National Public Radio and other outlets reported on innovative treatment programs that have been developed in some of the nation’s Emergency Departments in order to meet the growing opioid addiction crisis, which has worsened during the pandemic. The stories discuss New York MATTERS, the program launched by Joshua J. Lynch, DO, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, and colleagues, which gives patients access to buprenorphine and quickly links them to addiction clinics to continue treatment.