Opioids misuse is a well-documented epidemic in the US and Georgia. The CDC has monitored a 30 percent increase in overdose treatments related to opioids in emergency rooms. The opportunity for Northside Hospital, and ERs across the country, is to serve as a connector of recovery services for patients. Northside ER Dr. Whitney Deal and Northside ER staff nurse Andi Gish discuss how Northside is shifting the medical culture when it comes to the treatment of opioid misuse.

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