The Bellevue Hospital Foundation's Substance Use Recovery Fund has been started in response to the growing substance use disorder epidemic. The fund can provide resources to cover needs such as medically assisted treatment, Narcan, detox, rehab, recovery services and transportation to doctor's appointments to receive treatment as needed. For more information about the Substance Use Recovery Fund, contact The Bellevue Hospital Foundation at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.
In response to the increase of Substance Use Disorder, The Bellevue Hospital has formed a new group, the Substance Use Disorder Task Force, to begin looking at ways to reach out to our community and make an impact for improvement. The Bellevue Hospital now serves as a donation drop off location and a "Blessing Bag" pick-up location. The Blessing Bags are filled with food, toiletries, clothing, inspirational items, and information on Substance Use Disorder and resources available for those in need. Blessing bags may be picked up in The Bellevue Hospital's Emergency Department.
The Bellevue Hospital's Substance Use Disorder task force also offers an informational presentation designed to educate community members and local civic groups on the local substance abuse statistics, the brain chemistry of addiction, medically assisted treatments, the stigma associated with substance use, and how to respond to someone with a Substance Use Disorder.
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation by TBH's Substance Use Disorder Task Force for your next event of civic group meeting, or would like more information on the Blessing Bag project or the drug kits, please call The Bellevue Hospital at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4685.