Project Title: Georgia State Opioid Response (SOR-III) Project.
Project Summary: Population to be served are individuals with opioid use disorder in high need areas of the state where service capacity is possible, and infrastructure exists to implement SOR funded treatment and recovery services for the population of focus.
It is estimated that 1,600 person with OUD will be served each year of the two-years project for a total of 3,200 persons. In addition, approximately 8,500 a year will receive training and/or prevention services and media campaigns and community engagement activities will reach an additional 1,000,000 over the two-year project period.
Building on the infrastructure and the prevention, treatment and recovery services implemented through the Georgia Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) I and II projects, the Georgia Opioid State Opioid Response (SOR) project will expand the continuum of prevention and recovery-oriented treatment services in high need areas of the state that have providers with capacity and expertise related to OUD. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be implemented in order areas of Georgia not currently covered by previous Opioid grants. Like treatment and recovery services, Georgia SOR prevention services will build on activities that have been implemented as part of the SOR I and SOR II projects. Activities will include an expanded media campaign, expanded Naloxone first responder training, implementing a College Adopt a School program, a law enforcement education and training partnership, implementation of Sources of Strength program statewide, and increasing healthcare professionals' education and understanding of the state's opioid crisis .