Throughout the U.S., states, local communities, and neighborhoods, are experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number of opioid-related deaths. In response to this healthcare crisis The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and its colaition of 27 national healthcare partner organizations, including the AAFP, formed the Opioid Response Network, formerly known as the STR-TA consortium, to provide training and technical assistance across the country focusing on the local level needs.
The Opioid Response Network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, utilizes experienced prescribers and clinicians, including family physicians, in prevention, treatment, and recovery who are collaborating to facilitate access to evidence-based resources. All 50 states and 7 territories have a designated Opioid Response (STR-TA) team, led by a Regional Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS), who coordinates the implementation of evidence-based practices. Family physicians and other additional consultants are also available to meet the requester's specific needs. Anyone can request Technical Assistance! No special criteria or restrictions in place.