This featured collection highlights a number of initiatives Arizona has undertaken to address the opioid crisis in the state.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC Network) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote the use of innovative best practices in addiction treatment and recovery services. Created in 1993, the ATTC Network operates 10 U.S.-based centers, 2 national focus area centers, and a network coordinating office.
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) published state-specific profiles describing how state alcohol and drug agencies have allocated their State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This collection includes a timeline of the STR and SOR grants and summaries of all 50 states’ use of the grants.
In this featured collection, we put a spotlight on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). Research has proven that MAT is an evidence-based strategy for treating individuals with OUD; individuals who use MAT as part of their treatment and recovery plan are more likely to be retained in treatment and to have fewer adverse events such as opioid overdose and opioid overdose mortality.