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 (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD) amongst
our adult population ages 18 years and older. GORP intends to enhance the SUD treatment and prevention programs.
GORP will launch a Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign that will focus on youth ages 12-17. This Youth Campaign will focus on increasing the awareness the local middle and high schools, to reduce high risk behaviors of students that use substances, to include tobacco and vape use.
Measurable prevention objectives to reduce SUDs and OUDs and opioid related deaths will include: increasing community knowledge and awareness through trainings and evidence-based programs and practice; and increase access to SBIRT services. Measurable treatment objectives to reduce OUDs and opioid related death will include: stigma reduction and knowledge of Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD); and increasing access to peer support services. Target populations will include adults ages 18 years and older with an SUD and/or OUD and youth ages 12-17 in local middle and high schools.