ED-BRIDGE | EMERGENCY BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT

Storytelling

Read a story – Share a story: Stories from patients and providers can engage us all in increasing access to care

Valerie

In December of 2017 we were heartbroken to learn that our 23 year old son had been using heroin for two years and was addicted.  We knew something was not right with him but never dreamed it was heroin. 

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David

A 20 year old named "David" the from the HIV clinic walked in to our Buprenorphine Bridge program with uncle in tow. The patient stated, "I am a heroin user. That's how I got hep C and HIV.

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Anthony

"Anthony" a 55 year old patient was arrested and transferred to our jail ED for abdominal pain and vomiting, with his arresting officers not recognizing opioid withdrawal. He stated he had been on heroin for decades and wanted to get "clean." 

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Sarah Windels
Diane

"Diane" a 35 year old woman who presented to the ED for second time for a "flare of severe pain" and "refill medication of oxycodone and dilaudid" that she had been on for 20 years since the age of 15.

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Sarah Windels