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Data Brief: Early Results from the Opioid State Targeted Response Grants

The 21st Century Cures Act authorized $1 billion in Opioid State Targeted Response (Opioid STR) grants, to be awarded and overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). As described by SAMHSA, the purpose of these grants is to "address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder." The majority of funds must be used for opioid treatment services using clinically appropriate evidence-based practices, particularly the use of medication assisted treatment. We will review early results of the Opioid STR grants. In particular, we will describe States' use of Opioid STR grant funds in the first year of the program, including the populations reached and the extent to which Opioid STR grant-funded treatment included medication assisted treatment.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2019 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Data Brief: Early Results from the Opioid State Targeted Response Grants Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-BL-18-00460 2020