The Montana State Opioid Response (SOR III) Project will support the implementation of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies for individuals with Opioid and/or Stimulant Use Disorders in Montana (OUD and StUD). The project will emphasis the development of a statewide Opioid Education and Naloxone Education Program, expansion Contingency Management services, and provision of MOUD services to vulnerable populations, including AI/AN, rural communities, and the criminal justice system. American Indians are Montana's largest racial minority and face a more than 20-year disparity in life expectancy compared to white Montanans, partially attributable to higher rates of substance use. Justice system involvement for individuals with OUD and StUD is on the rise in Montana with an estimated 90% of individuals in Montana being held for substance abuse related offenses. Key strategies funded under this application include the development of a mobile MOUD unit, comprehensive support for Contingency Management services at 11 provider sites, and the provision of technical assistance and training related to DATA Waivers, implementing MOUD, naloxone use, and how to successfully refer an individual to treatment.
The goals and objectives for the Montana SOR III project include:
Goal 1: Increase access to evidence-based treatment for underserved populations with OUD and StUD in Montana.
Objective 1.1: By 9/29/2024, 100 Montanans will receive OUD services from mobile MOUD unit.
Objective 1.2: By 9/29/2024, 300 Montanans with StUD and OUD will receive Contingency Management services.
Objective 1.3: By 9/29/2024, 150 Montanans receiving MOUD services in local detention centers will receive continuity of MOUD services upon discharge to the community.
Goal 2: Increase access to evidence-based prevention services for OUD and SUD in Montana.
Objective 2.1: By 9/29/2024, 25,000 units of naloxone kits will be distributed to key partners.
Objective 2.2: By 9/29/2024, Montana's 56 counties and seven tribal reservations with have at least 1 Master Trainer.
Objective 2.3: By 9/29/2024, six regional Opioid Education and Naloxone Distribution Programs (OENDP) will be established.
Goal 3: Increase access to evidence-based recovery services for OUD and StUD in Montana.
Objective 3.1: By 9/29/2024, 40 of Montana's recovery residences will be certified by the Montana Recovery Residence Alliance.
Objective 3.2: By 9/29/2024, 200 unduplicated Montanans will be housed in certified recovery residences
Objective 3.3: By 9/29/2024, 150 peers will be trained.
We plan to serve 3,750 unduplicated individuals throughout this two-year grant cycle; 2,000 in year one and 1,750 in year two.