This webinar will discuss ways in which general acute care hospitals can combat the opioid epidemic. Every year, more patients with opioid use disorder visit the ED and are admitted to the hospital. Through the California Bridge Program, hospitals offer rapid access, low barrier buprenorphine starts to treat withdrawal and link patients to long term treatment. This model allows the patients who are already in the hospital, but not in addiction treatment, to be efficiently started on lifesaving treatment. In this webinar, Dr.