University of Colorado Hospital gets grant to treat opioid addiction in the emergency room

Typically, emergency rooms will monitor opioid overdose patients and release them once they detox. Fearing becoming sick, those patients often quickly return to the vicious cycle of addiction. UCHealth’s new plan, which has been in effect since June, offers opioid abusers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), powerful drugs that combat addiction and put people on the path to sobriety. READ THE FULL STORY