Changing How the Story Ends
Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC) project is working to fight the opioid epidemic currently plaguing Idahoans, their family members and friends. The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is currently using a multifaceted approach that seeks to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), reduce access to opioids through prevention efforts, enhance the recovery-oriented system of care, and reduce deaths.
This 4-part approach will:
- Provide opioid specific treatment and recovery support services to individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Treatment services will include access to both Methadone and Suboxone/Buprenorphine MAT. Click here to learn more about MAT and IROC services.
- Increase accessibility to resources that will assist in reducing the incidences of opioid misuse by reducing access and preventing overdose deaths. Methods include using prescriber report cards to create social norms of decreased opioid prescribing; reducing diversion of opioids by establishing drop-box programs in pharmacies statewide; and educating prescribers on use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
- Provide community-based services that connect individuals with an OUD to peer supports and sober living activities.
- Increase the use of Naloxone to reverse opiate overdoses through training and provision of Naloxone to first responders and other community members who may encounter individuals at risk of opiate overdose.
If you, or someone you know would be interested in receiving more information on services available, please click HERE.
Providers, DBH is still recruiting providers to administer these services. More information is available HERE.
Need Treatment? Contact BPA Health at 1-800-922-3406
If you have any questions please contact Rachel Nenno at (208) 332-7243 or Rachel.Nenno@firstname.lastname@example.org.