TOR Resource Page

Tribal Opioid Response Resources

This is a resource page of training and technical assistance opportunities for groups that have already been awarded grants through the Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Program. It contains resources that you will find helpful in planning and implementing your tribe's opioid response while also satisfying all SAMHSA grant requirements. We recommend reviewing each of the materials available here closely.

For an overview of the goals and objectives of the TOR program and its requirements, please view our orientation PowerPoint, "Grantee TA Orientation Meeting." A recording of this orientation meeting is also available here.

For basic information about your grant, you can refer to the static Excel document "FY 18 TOR GPO Grant Assignments."

For those of you who have started searching for a Project Director and need assistance developing a position description and interview guide, we have provided templates for you below.

If you have questions that are not related to training or technical assistance, please contact your Government Program Officer (GPO).

If you do have questions about training or technical assistance, please send an email to


TOR Resources

  1. TOR Project Director Job Description
  2. TOR Director Interview Questions
  3. TOR Strategic Activities Planning Template
  4. TOR GPO Grant Assignments FY 2018
  5. Grantee TA orientation meeting - 10/16/2018 handouts
  6. MAT Policy Example
  7. The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Native American Communities


Specific for American Indian / Native Communities:

  1. CDC and Indian Country Working Together
  2. SAMHSA Report: Substance Use and Mental Health Issues among US-Born American Indians or Alaska Natives Residing on and off Tribal Lands
  3. TEC's Strategic Planning Toolkit
  4. Guided Imaging Visualization
  5. NEW Native Connections: Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention in Native Communities
  6. NEW National Congress of American Indians: Opioid Initiative
  7. NEW National Congress of American Indians Policy research center: Update on the Opioid Epidemic March 2018
  8. NEW National Congress of American Indians Policy research center:  Responding to the Opioid Crisis:  An Update for Tribal Leaders 2017
  9. NEW Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Opioid community resources
  10. NEW National Indian Health Board: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
  11. NEW Research: Drug, Opioid-Involved, and Heroin-Involved Overdose Deaths Among American Indians and Alaska Natives,Washington,1999 - 2015
  12. NEW Research: The Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country | Robin T. Tipps, Gregory T. Buzzard, John A. McDougall First Published July 17, 2018 


Relevant Resources Non-Specific to American Indian / Native Communities

  1. OUD Treatment Overview
  2. USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources
  3. NEW SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
  4. NEW White House Youth Opioid Prevention Toolkit
  5. NEW Department of Health and Human Services Opioid Toolkit
  6. NEW Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Preventing Opioid Abuse, Overdose and Suicide
  7. NEW Dose of Reality
  8. NEW XR-Naltrexone: A Step-by-Step Guide