Providing Support

6 Ways to Support People with an Opioid Use Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Get trained and carry Naloxone (Narcan®) to reverse an overdose. Learn how: www.HEALTogetherMA.org/Holyoke
Call them. Offer compassion, encouragement, and support.
Encourage them to seek treatment (if they are ready) and to seek prevention services at a local syringe services or harm reduction program. Tapestry is one program that can assist with harm reduction, you can reach them at https://www.tapestryhealth.org/overdose-prevention-services/
Encourage those already in treatment to stay engaged or engage in treatment by calling their provider about telehealth appointments and take-home medication. Folks can get directly connected to the Holyoke Health Center and Holyoke Medical Center at:
http://www.hhcinc.org/en/services/center-for-recovery-support
https://www.holyokehealth.com/services-specialities/comprehensive-care-center
Connect them with organizations offering virtual recovery support. One organization that provides virtual recovery support in Holyoke is Hope for Holyoke, you can contact them through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HFHRC/
Learn how COVID-19 uniquely affects those with opioid use disorder. Start here: https://bit.ly/3dIkngr