Falls and Bristol Townships Supporting Recovery (FBTSR)
Falls and Bristol Townships Supporting Recovery (FBTSR) is a specialized response to overdoses and other substance-related emergencies that occur in Falls and Bristol Townships and is activated by a 911 call. It is a collaboration between the Falls Township Police Department, Bristol Township Police Department, Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad, Jefferson Bucks Hospital, Family Service Association of Bucks County and the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.
FBTSR utilizes a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) who works with both Falls Township Police and Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad. CRSs are individuals in long-term recovery who have taken training to become certified. The CRS draws from their lived experience and knowledge of resources to provide recovery support, education, resources and treatment options. The goal is to make a direct connection from the community or hospital emergency department to drug and alcohol treatment, once the person is medically stable. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) and for alcohol use disorder will be presented as treatment options. If the individual is not yet ready for direct treatment, harm reduction methods will be discussed and Narcan will be made available. The CRS will follow up in the community and by phone for up to 120 days to ensure the individual's needs are met.