What States Preparing for Opioid Lawsuit Funds Can Learn from Tobacco Settlements?

Public health professionals frequently mention the 1998 tobacco settlement as an example of a lost opportunity to ensure that the settlement funds were used for public health purposes including tobacco use prevention and cessation programs. In many states, the settlement funds were used to fill state budget gaps and for other non-tobacco-related purposes and some public health officials are concerned that any funds recovered through opioid-related lawsuits may experience the same fate. Continue reading

2019 Summary of State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants

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. Continue reading

Wyoming STR/SOR Profile

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors published this report on Wyoming ‘s efforts to address the opioid crisis with use of the State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  This profile provides background on the STR/SOR grants, outlines Wyoming’s efforts across the continuum of care, and describes the initial positive outcomes Wyoming has experienced with support from STR and SOR grant funds.

Wisconsin STR/SOR Profile

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors published this report on Wisconsin’s efforts to address the opioid crisis with use of the State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This profile provides background on the STR/SOR grants, outlines Wisconsin’s efforts across the continuum of care, and describes the initial positive outcomes Wisconsin has experienced with support from STR and SOR grant funds.

West Virginia STR/SOR Profile

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors published this report on West Virginia’s efforts to address the opioid crisis with use of the State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This profile provides background on the STR/SOR grants, outlines West Virginia’s efforts across the continuum of care, and describes the initial positive outcomes West Virginia has experienced with support from STR and SOR grant funds.

Washington STR/SOR Profile

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors published this report on Washington’s efforts to address the opioid crisis with use of the State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This profile provides background on the STR/SOR grants, outlines Washington’s efforts across the continuum of care, and describes the initial positive outcomes Washington has experienced with support from STR and SOR grant funds.

Virginia STR/SOR Profile

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors published this report on Virginia’s efforts to address the opioid crisis with use of the State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This profile provides background on the STR/SOR grants, outlines Virginia’s efforts across the continuum of care, and describes the initial positive outcomes Virginia has experienced with support from STR and SOR grant funds.