Peer Healthcare Collaborations
Recovery United partners with four major healthcare systems throughout southeast Michigan. Ascension-St. John Macomb, Ascension-St. John Moross, Henry Ford Macomb, and McLaren Macomb hospitals embed peer recovery coaches within their emergency department to provide assessments to people presenting because of substance use.
Upon screening, if an individual meets the threshold for services, a peer recovery coach will work to connect the individual to the appropriate community-based or treatment-related services. This model allows an individual to address their substance use, even when they are not actively seeking an intervention or treatment for their substance use. Since program inception in 2017, hospital peers have served over 5000 individuals.