Recurrence of Use: Emergency Response Plan

Recurrence of Use in Recovery Housing > Recurrence of Use: Emergency Response Plan

The safety and well-being of the resident who has experienced a recurrence of use should be addressed immediately.

Not every occurrence of a resident using alcohol or illicit drugs is cause for extreme alarm; however, each occurrence does need to be evaluated and addressed.

  • The recovery home should have an emergency response plan to address a potential overdose.
  • Naloxone needs to be available in an accessible location.
  • All residents, staff and others should be offered training in how to administer Naloxone.
  • Emergency phone numbers should be posted in common locations of the house.
  • Any resident who experiences a suspected overdose or seems to be in medical distress should be referred immediately for medical treatment.