Help for the Opioid Crisis: STR-Technical Assistance Available to States and Territories

June 5, 2018

Swan Capris
STR-TA Project Manager

The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Consortium website ( and technical assistance (TA) portal is now live and ready to support efforts to address opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery across the country.

On February 1, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of 22 national healthcare organizations a two-year grant to provide all 50 U.S. States and 7 territories with assistance targeting the opioid crisis. The Consortium has been accepting technical assistance requests for MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) waiver trainings, mentorships, systems work, and peer recovery support aftercare programs.

The STR-TA Consortium is focusing on making use of evidence-based resources that have already been created and reviewed to avoid recreating the wheel or wasting resources, including those from: AAAP/Providers Clinical Support System, ATTC Network,  Center for Social Innovation, CADCA, Boston Children’s Hospital on SUD, Columbia University, and Research Triangle International, also funded by SAMHSA.

The goal of STR-TA is to be responsive to meet community’s needs by providing training and TA on evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorders through local experts. This effort has been designed as a tailored, locally driven approach to TA delivery.

We urge you to share this flyer with your colleagues and community. The STR-TA Consortium and a team of TA consultants stand ready to assist STR grantees and others in prevention, treatment, and recovery as they relate to opioid use disorders.

Together we CAN make a difference!

About AAAP:

We’re an organization focused on helping those with substance use disorders and mental disorders by educating, influencing and encouraging excellence in practice, policy and prevention for the field of Addiction Psychiatry and beyond through our partnerships with psychiatrists, faculty, medical students, residents and fellows, non-psychiatrists and related health professionals.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI080816-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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