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. NEW Indigenous and Strengths-Based Approaches To Address Opioid Misuse
  2. NEW Case Study: Supporting Pregnant Women with OUD and their Infants
  3. NEW Prescription Drug Summit Update 2019
  4. Mystic Lake TA Proceedings Document
  5. TOR Implementation Plan
  6. TOR Project Director Job Description
  7. TOR Director Interview Questions
  8. TOR Strategic Activities Planning Template
  9. Grantee TA orientation meeting - 10/16/2018 handouts
  10. MAT Policy Example
  11. The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Native American Communities


Specific for American Indian / Alaska 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. Native Connections: Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention in Native Communities
  6. National Congress of American Indians: Opioid Initiative
  7. National Congress of American Indians Policy research center: Update on the Opioid Epidemic March 2018
  8. National Congress of American Indians Policy research center:  Responding to the Opioid Crisis:  An Update for Tribal Leaders 2017
  9. Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Opioid community resources
  10. National Indian Health Board: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
  11. Research: Drug, Opioid-Involved, and Heroin-Involved Overdose Deaths Among American Indians and Alaska Natives,Washington,1999 - 2015
  12. Research: Urban-rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, by Sex, Age, and Type of Drugs Involved, 2017
  13. NEW Research: Characteristics and Current Clinical Practices of Opioid Treatment Programs in the US, Drug Alcohol Dependence, 2019


Relevant Resources Non-Specific to American Indian / Alaska Native Communities

  1. NEW Addressing Stigma
  2. OUD Treatment Overview
  3. USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources
  4. SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
  5. White House Youth Opioid Prevention Toolkit
  6. Department of Health and Human Services Opioid Toolkit
  7. Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Preventing Opioid Abuse, Overdose and Suicide
  8. Dose of Reality
  9. XR-Naltrexone: A Step-by-Step Guide
  10. IHS HOPE Newsletter October 2019