Impact of State Targeted Response & State Opioid Response Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) previously funded the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) grant and currently funds its successor, the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, to address the opioid crisis.  SOR funding can be used to support evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid and stimulant misuse and use disorders.

To understand how grant recipients have used these funds, NASADAD developed state and territorial -specific briefs that describe highlights of each state alcohol and drug agency’s use of STR/SOR funds across the continuum of care.  Thematic briefs were also developed to analyze common strategies and services states have implemented to for opioid and stimulant misuse and use disorders using STR/SOR funding.

Click on a state or territory in the map to access their STR/SOR Brief

State and territorial -specific briefs offer highlights of each Single State Agency’s (SSA’s) efforts to implement services for opioid and stimulant misuse and use disorders with STR/SOR funds. The briefs provide background on the STR/SOR grants, describe state’s innovative delivery models, feature programs and activities they have implemented across the continuum of care, and provide available outcomes data for the programs.

District Of Columbia

Thematic briefs describe some of the most pressing issues faced by the SSAs in responding to the opioid crisis and stimulant use and use disorders.  They describe common strategies for addressing these issues and provide select state examples of innovative state initiatives.  The eight briefs discuss effective prevention, treatment, overdose reversal, and recovery support services (2019), as well as crisis services, workforce development efforts, services for special populations, and provide outcomes data (2022).

The Opioid Response Network (ORN) provided support through the SAMHSA SOR Technical Assistance (TA) grant for the development of the 2021 briefs.