What is the Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector?
The Opioid Overdose Crisis
Starting in 1999, the opioid addiction and overdose crisis has taken an increasing toll across the United States, responsible for nearly 450,000 deaths as of 2018. In response, numerous public and private agencies have funded programs at the national, state, and local level to prevent and treat opioid addiction, help those with opioid use disorder achieve lasting recovery, and provide harm reduction services for individuals engaging in risky opioid use. Stakeholders funded to address the opioid crisis need actionable information to decide what types of programs and policies are best suited for their community's populations and vulnerabilities.
This website provides a curated collection of community-based programs and resources to help stakeholders choose, design, and implement essential interventions. It is designed to help communities develop and launch programs that work across the continuum of care — prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction.