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ALTO

Alternatives to Opioids Program (ALTO) was born in the emergency wing of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. Started in 2014, ALTO uses things like harp music as a form of non-opioid treatment or alternative medication. Other non-opioid treatments for pain relief include trigger point injection, nitrous oxide and ultrasound guided nerve block.

 

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Medical Director for Population Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

How effective is ALTO?

  • In the first 3 months, ALTO saw a 47.6% reduction in opioid use for acute lower back pain, renal colic, and headaches
  • In the first 6 months, more than 300 patients at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center were successfully treated with ALTO

For more information, visit smhs.gwu.edu

How to Get Started

ALTO Contacts:

Please let us know if you have any questions about bringing programs like ALTO to your community.

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How effective is ALTO?

  • In the first 3 months, ALTO saw a 47.6% reduction in opioid use for acute lower back pain, renal colic, and headaches
  • In the first 6 months, more than 300 patients at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center were successfully treated with ALTO

For more information, visit smhs.gwu.edu

How to Get Started

ALTO Contacts:

Please let us know if you have any questions about bringing programs like ALTO to your community.

Contact Us