Opioid Response Network

The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA), a grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was created to provide education and training at a local level to provide evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders. In response, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and a large coalition of national professional organizations was awarded the grant to lead this STR-TA initiative and created the Opioid Response Network. This network provides local training and education free of charge for specific needs at a community level to address this health crisis. The Opioid Response Network team stands ready to assist you.

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Our Strategy

Navigating Toward Healthier Communities

Our goal is to respond quickly to your requests for education and training resources to address the opioid crisis. The Opioid Resource Network identifies individuals with training and experience in your community to help you in addressing prevention, treatment and recovery needs and facilitate access to evidence-based resources. Each state/territory has a designated team led by a dedicated regional Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS), who has qualifications in the implementation of evidence-based practices. Each TTS will work with you to meet your needs.



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Opioids have created an unprecedented health crisis. So the Opioid Response Network has created an unprecedented response to help you. Help us spread the word and submit a request today.

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For individuals seeking information about treatment, please visit SAMHSA or call SAMHSA's National Helpline.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance use and mental health issues is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.