Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

In 2019, there were an estimated 686,892 people with opioid use disorder in California but only 169,754 had access to treatment” (Urban Institute, 2019)

Of those engaged in treatment nationally, only 20-40% received medication for opioid treatment. (Haffajee, Rebecca L., et al., 2017)

Less than six percent of providers have an X waiver, making it possible to prescribe medication for addiction treatment. (Shatterproof, 2020)

Hospitals can open the door to treatment for thousands who do not have access.

Currently, we are treating an average of 1,000 patients per month, which will grow exponentially as more hospitals adopt our model as the standard of care.

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) in hospitals is evidence-based care.

Typically, patients do not receive addiction treatment in a health system, but in a CA Bridge program, 7 out of 10 people are treated and 4 out of 10 are connected to ongoing care. If all hospitals offered treatment, that would amount to tens of thousands of lives saved across the state.

More hospitals equal more impact.

The CA Bridge model is being adopted across health systems throughout the state.

More than a number: Changing health systems and lives

Patients need our help.

“I have been 42 days off of everything… way more off heroin. I’m loving life again and I am so grateful for your help. If there is some kind of survey I can do for the excellent help you gave me I would love to be a part of it to make sure the program is continued. I honestly wouldn’t be here thriving today if you wouldn’t have met me at the hospital.”

– Patient note to her substance use navigator at Dignity Health
Hospitals need to be part of the solution.

“I want to express our gratitude and admiration for the work that has been done by your team. Your documents and protocols are truly amazing and are making it possible for us to adopt protocols much more quickly than we thought possible. We also intend to use the patient-facing materials for starting Bup outside of the hospital.”

– Stacy, UC San Diego Health