On April 21, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the 21st Century Cures Act to address the national opioid crisis. The State of Nevada will receive $5.6 million over a period of two years (May 2017 through May 2019).

The Purpose of the Nevada Opioid STR Initiative is to address the tremendous opioid crisis by expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery services for Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) in Nevada.

The Nevada STR Project consists of the following:

  1. The Integrated Opioid Treatment and Recovery Centers
  2. Prevention & Treatment Activities
  3. Controlled Substances Prevention Act

The Nevada STR complements other collaborative efforts Nevada has implemented to expand MAT access and reduce opioid related deaths in Nevada. Detailed information about the Nevada STR Project is available in the State Needs Assessment Report and the State STR Strategic Plan.

For questions regarding the MAT Expansion Project, email: mberry@casat.org

If you think you are having an emergency for an unexpected medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for help.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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