A welcome intervention

Opioid abusers are getting help through a program guided by LifeStream and AdventHealth Waterman. A┬áman overdosing on oxycodone is rushed into the AdventHealth Waterman emergency room. The ER staff immediately calls the LifeStream Community Substance Abuse Response Team. A crisis hotline counselor briefly gathers information and contacts the on-call peer recovery specialist, who arrives at the ER within the hour. This sets in motion an intervention program that is attacking opioid addiction in Lake and Sumter counties. A partnership between LifeStream Behavioral Center, based in Leesburg, and Waterman hospital in Tavares is leading to positive outcomes in the community. They … Continue reading A welcome intervention