Findlay Partnership Provides Quick Response Team for Opiate Overdose Survivors

. July 31, 2018.
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Century Health has partnered with the Findlay Police Department to develop a Quick Response Team (QRT) to provide timely response for those who survive an overdose. Within 72 hours of learning about an opiate overdose, the team will visit the survivor and offer education and referrals to drug treatment agencies for assessment, detoxification, on-going addiction treatment and aftercare. A follow-up visit will also be provided by the Hancock Public Health Department to offer further education and provide Naloxone (a drug that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose) to the individual and their family. Bill Fedirka, who is currently employed as a Peer Recovery Specialist for Century Health, will assume the duties of the QRT Coordinator for the project and will work with Cindi Orley, Century Health’s Criminal Justice Program Director. Help is confidential, and individuals can text or call the QRT Hotline at 419-306-6534 or dial 211.