In response to the nation’s opioid crisis, SAMHSA awarded a two-year grant to provide technical assistance (TA) to states and territories to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with a coalition of 27 national professional organizations, forming the Opioid Response Network. These TA activities are designed to enhance efforts already underway throughout the United States and territories. The Opioid Response Network (ORN) provides training and technical assistance via local experts across the country, focusing on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment and recovery to meet locally identified needs.
Each TA team assigned to every state and territory has a prevention, treatment (physician with two years’ experience treating opioid use disorders with medications), and recovery consultant. These consultants have been identified and vetted by ORN. All consultants provide evidence-based practices and resources as defined by the consortium. The goal of ORN is to streamline efforts to fill all gaps where needed and as defined by states.
Step 1: Those seeking technical assistance should submit a request form.
Step 2: The request will be forwarded to the designated Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS) for each state/territory.
Step 3: Once the request form is submitted, the individual submitting the request will be contacted within one business day to initiate a more detailed process for understanding the request.