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Strategic Action Priorities

  1. Increase Task Force Expertise in Opioid and other Substance Use Disorders

    • Convene Monthly Meetings

    • Identify and invite guest speakers to Family Task Force meetings to increase knowledge and expertise of members and to discuss policy and practice recommendations

    • Members will have the opportunity to be trained as the Family Task Force Naloxone Trainers. Trainers will deliver statewide naloxone training training and promote the dissemination of naloxone.

    • Members will have the opportunity to work towards achieving their Family Peer Recovery Specialist Certification

    • Staff and members will share relevant articles and research with one another

    • Members will develop and build on their stories and personal experiences to create a Speakers Bureau

  2. Provide information, assist and support to families affected by opioid and substance use disorders

    • Inventory existing materials on generic medication safety for families and children

    • Educate families on the proper storage, use and disposal of prescription opioids

    • Contribute to the development and distribution of the Crisis Toolkit.

    • Learn about and promote existing family support and recovery services and groups.

  3. Address substance use disorders stigma though public and professional education

  4. Support development of a statewide curriculum on opioid and substance use disorders


Family Support Resources

The Family Task Force is comitted to promoting and building family support groups across the state


Tool Kit

Be prepared to help when there is a crisis. The Crisis Tool Box provides a framework and tools to create a family crisis plan



Naloxone is a medicine that can stop an opioid overdose. Get trained to use it and help train others


Public Awareness  

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