Warm Handoff Program

For someone who has just survived an opioid overdose, the embarrassment, guilt, and shame that ensues can be as devastating as the actual overdose itself. Our Warm Handoff Program fosters the understanding and compassion necessary to help individuals realize that some type of intervention is necessary to sustain life. JFT puts overdose survivors in direct contact with a recovery peer expert to begin intervention, assessment, and referral to whatever type of treatment the person is willing to commit to prior to discharge from the hospital. Overdose survivors are given the opportunity to speak with one of our experienced Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) who understands the depths of despair and insanity that accompany a substance use disorder because they have been there. This interaction dramatically increases the likelihood a person will consider or even accept a treatment option.