Opioid Crisis: Strategies and Approaches

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In response to the increase in opioid use, overdose, and death, state and national stakeholders have deployed a range of strategies to address the crisis. A review of the literature on ways to address the issue reveal an emerging list of comprehensive, evidence-based approaches that have been effective at reducing the incidence of opioid use, misuse, and death. Mirroring the multifaceted nature of the crisis and the multitude of factors that have contributed to the epidemic, these strategies involve numerous stakeholders, including local and state governments, the federal government, the public health sector, and the criminal justice system, among others.
This report is a collection of some of the most prominent strategies and approaches employed in communities across the country and in Missouri.