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Opioid Response Network

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded the State Opioid Response / Tribal Opioid Response– Technical Assistance grant to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry in collaboration with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders and a large national coalition. In response, this coalition, representing over 46 national organizations and 2 million stakeholders, created the Opioid Response Network (ORN) to provide training and address the opioid crisis.

The Opioid Response Network has local consultants in all 50 states and nine territories to respond to local needs by providing free educational resources and training to states, communities and individuals in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders and stimulant use.

Every organization, individual, community, state and region has unique strengths and challenges, which is why it is imperative for the Opioid Response Network to have local consultants and technology transfer specialists to work with you to meet your needs at the local level. We are here to help.

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What Can We Do For You?

The Opioid Response Network’s local consultants and partner organizations are providing:

  • Community trainings on the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorder.
  • Education and training in evidence-based clinical practices for all health professionals in how to create treatment models that work for your specific healthcare system and patients.
  • Training for justice/corrections/law enforcement on evidence-based practices for the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorder and stimulant use.
  • Resources communities and organizations can use, such as promising care models, trainings, educational materials.
  • Educational materials to help your community address the stigma surrounding this disease.
  • Training on primary components needed in creating local coalitions to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use in your community.
  • Guidance on implementation of treatment modalities.
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How Does It Work?

Individuals make a request by completing a TA request form. Within 24 business hours, the designated technology transfer specialist for your state will respond to obtain more information from you about your request. Note: The more specific your request is, the easier it will be to assist you.

Keep in mind that the Opioid Response Network cannot provide assistance in obtaining grants, nor can it allocate funds to support your event, but we can provide someone to train/educate or provide feedback on your work. Simply put, the network provides education and training at the local level to make sure your needs are addressed in the form of education, training and educational resources.



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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.