Treatment (MAT)

ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is actively working with AHCCCS on the Arizona Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) initiative. 

The overarching goal of the Arizona Opioid STR initiative is to increase access to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, coordinated and integrated care, and recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUDs and opioid-related overdose deaths.

The project approach includes developing and supporting State, regional, and local level collaborations and service enhancements to develop and implement best practices to comprehensively address the full continuum of care related to opioid misuse, abuse and dependency.  This includes creating and implementing curricula and reducing stigma surrounding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), access to MAT and increasing MAT providers within the State.

This initiative was made possible by grant number H79TI080250 from SAMHSA. The views, opinions and content of this publication are those of Arizona State University and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of SAMHSA or HHS.


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Natasha Mendoza, MSW, PhD
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