PROJECT ABSTRACT SUMMARY
The Guam Opioid Response Project (GORP) is designed to increase access to substance use treatment, recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of Substance Use Disorders and Opioid Use Disorders amongst our young adult population ages 18-25. GORP intends to develop and implement a treatment program designed for young adults. The SOR funding will support the treatment of 25 participants in the first year of funding and and 50 participants in the second year of funding. If the project continues to increase participation of young adults to the program, other local and federal funding will support the efforts of the project.
Guam Opioid Response Project will also launch a Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign that will focus primarily on Youth ages 12 -17. This Youth Campaign will focus on increasing the capacity of the local middle and high schools, to reduce high risk behaviors of students that may contribute to substance abuse, to include tobacco use and vaping.
Measureable prevention objectives to reduce OUDs and opioid-related deaths will include: increasing community knowledge and awareness through trainings and evidence-based programs and practice; and increasing access to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Measurable treatment objectives to reduce OUDs and opioid-related deaths will include: stigma reduction and knowledge of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); and increasing access to peer support services. Target populations will include young adults ages 18-26 with a Opioid Use Disorder (OUDs) and/or Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and youth ages 12-17 in local middle and high schools.