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As witnessed in our daily lives, the United States of America is experiencing a substance abuse epidemic. While there is no singular answer to address this issue, there are varied strategic attempts ongoing across our nation, and until the US develops a solid diverse, synchronized approach to the numerous issues defining the substance abuse problem, our nation will continue to spin out of control.

In a heartfelt effort to identify and define the diverse ongoing efforts, NADDI has attempted to recognize, state by state, the overdose prevention resources and programs that are currently in existence, and ultimately locate the strongest practices in effect. The ultimate goal is to facilitate an approach to the development of a model overdose prevention program.  This important step can only be accomplished by first identifying the solid multi-faceted tactics that are gaining ground, and then adopting these measures as a complete package.

While there is no perfect solution to date, and each state has their strengths and weaknesses; the NADDI Report Card is based upon a comprehensive evaluation of the identifiable overdose prevent related resources in existence within the framework of each state.  The criteria for the grade is not to judge, but is based upon the state’s recognizable overall proactive approach(s) to mandates, performance levels, and achievements in areas of planning, implementation, and support.

The report card will reflect the progress level of the state as new strategies and programs are implemented.  We have currently completed PHASE I of our project and are already working on PHASE II.

Please submit any additional information, resources, or feedback to NADDI President, Lisa McElhaney at lmcelhaney@naddi.org.

Thank you for your dedication to the many diverse issues we face every day and godspeed on your journey.

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