Anchor ED connects individuals who have presented at emergency rooms with a substance use issue to recovery services delivered by Anchor peer recovery specialists. Prior to being released, a peer recovery specialist from Anchor Recovery Community Center meets with the patient to introduce them to recovery supports and resources that will help keep them on the road to recovery. A recovery specialist plays an important role in helping individuals maintain their recovery and encouraging them to stay engaged in treatment.
Anchor ED was created by The Providence Center, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals and Anchor Recovery Community Centers in response to Rhode Island's increasing number of opioid overdose deaths.
Recovery Specialists are on call 24/7 at Kent, Women & Infants, Rhode Island, Miriam, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Newport, Hasbro, Landmark, Fatima, Roger Williams, and Westerly, South County, hospitals.