Ending the Opioid Crisis: A Practical Guide for State Policymakers

This is a report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse that provides proven and promising strategies from a range of evidence-based resources, thus offering a clear and concise set of actions that states can take. Its aim is to help state policymakers understand what a public health approach looks like and how best to implement one.

This document seeks to arm policymakers with the information they need to replace misinformation and stigma with research-based facts and practical, health-based solutions. There is a wide array of existing state initiatives highlighted. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Full continuum of care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Cautious Opioid Prescribing
Comprehensive services
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Overdose prevention