The State Opioid Response (SOR) funding will enhance the Idaho's Response to the OPioid Crisis (IROC) program. IROC provides Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) treatment and recovery support services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), to uninsured Idahoan's with an OUD that have an income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and do not qualify for Medicaid.
Idaho will 1) Coordinate statewide efforts to fight the opioid and stimulant crisis; 2) Promote and support the delivery of OUD and stimulant use disorder services; 3) Expand access to treatment, especially in rural and frontier communities; 4) Provide community-based recovery support services; 5) Disseminate materials to educate the public on the dangers of opiates and stimulants; 8) Expand opioid programs to include stimulant use disorder; 9) Collaborate with the five federally recognized Tribes in Idaho to address the individual needs of their communities; Idaho's goals and objectives are to:
1) Increase access to OUD services for eligible participants. Community-based providers will deliver treatment services to 500 individuals during year 1 and 2 for a total of 1,000. Live ECHO sessions pertaining to OUD and stimulant use disorder will be presented to a minimum of two hundred (200) treatment providers. Increase the number of OTPS in Idaho by two (2) each grant year for a total of four (4). Increase the number of OBOTS providing services in rural areas by one (1) each year for a total of two (2). Establish an active partnership with a national recovery housing organization for the creation of state-wide recovery housing standards and certification.
2) Promote recovery and resilience. At least 70% of project participants will report being socially connected after six (6) months of admission to the project. At least 60% of participants will report abstinence from alcohol or illegal drugs in the past thirty (30) days after six (6) months of entry into the project. At least 75% of participants will report no arrests in the past thirty (30) days after six (6) months of entry into the project.
3) Reduce the number of opiate and stimulant related deaths. The Office of Drug Policy will disseminate 5,000 Naloxone kits during year 1 and 5,000 during year 2 for a total of 10,000 Idaho will disseminate educational and resource materials regarding stimulant use disorder, OUD and MAT to stakeholders throughout the state.
4) Develop a collaborative approach to providing services and supports. The Project Coordinator will work with community law enforcement to implement LEAD programs in north and east Idaho by the end of year 1. At least 60% of participants will avoid readmission to ED settings within twelve (12) months of entry into the project. The LEAD, ED Warm Handoff, and HOPE projects will be expanded to individuals with stimulant use disorder within six (6) months of project start date. Funding will be available to the tribes within sixty (60) days of project start date. Two (2) recovery coach trainings will occur in five (5) of Idaho's seven (7) regions in both year 1 and 2 for a total of ten (10).