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State Opioid Response (SOR) grant

The SOR grant addresses reducing unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).

The grant aims to increase access to medications for Opioid Use Disorder using three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). 

24-hours assistance for substance use disorder or mental health challenges.

What are the goals?

  • Prevent opioid misuse and abuse.
  • Identify and treat opioid use disorder.
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality from opioid use disorder.
  • Use data and information to detect opioid misuse/abuse, monitor morbidity and mortality, and evaluate interventions.

What are we working on?

Our teams work on a variety of projects supporting prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).


Keeping children and teens healthy and safe while reducing the costs of substance abuse to communities are our highest priorities. Our prevention work supports a number of statewide programs and initiatives to help prevent substance use and promote health and wellness in communities across Washington State. Programs are delivered in collaboration with community prevention coalitions, counties, tribes, statewide organizations, and state and federal agencies.

Supported projects


Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) is an effective treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. It involves use of medication along with counseling and behavioral therapies. Treatment plans are unique to each individual. Our treatment programs strive to provide, develop, and implement programs to assist each unique journey.

Supported projects

  • Grants to tribal communities
  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment decision reentry services and COORP
  • Hub and spoke networks
  • Medication for Opioid Use Disorder treatment payment assistance
  • Opioid treatment networks and TA training
  • Low-barrier Buprenorphine pilot
  • Tribal treatment AI/AN workgroup
Recovery services

Recovery is defined as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. "People can and do recover from behavioral health disorders.

Supported projects

  • Provide Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and medications for Opioid Use Disorder training to community recovery support services
  • Offer client-directed recovery support services
  • Peer recovery support
  • PathFinder peer project