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The opioid crisis has affected individuals, families and communities across the nation, including 1,176 Hoosiers who died as a result of opioid overdose in 2017. There are effective tools, methods and approaches to prevent and treat opioid and other substance use disorders (SUDs) and their related harms.

Long-term recovery from opioids and other substances is possible – approximately 25 million adults in the U.S. are in remission from an SUD. Evidence strongly supports that SUDs and underlying trauma are closely linked; trauma has long-lasting detrimental effects on individuals and significantly increases the risk for SUDs, co-occurring mental illnesses and other chronic diseases. Trauma should be identified and addressed in all health care settings, including those that
address people with SUDs.

Recovery-oriented systems of care provide comprehensive SUD services and support person-centered and person-directed long-term recovery.

Integrating trauma-informed approaches into recovery-oriented systems of care is an effective coupling of two complementary and critical care frameworks.

In response to Indiana’s opioid and overdose crisis, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) launched the Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented Systems of Care (TI-ROSC) pilot project in January 2018, led by the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council). The goal of this initiative was to develop and test a process for selected Indiana counties to implement TI-ROSC. This toolkit is a result of a nine-month information gathering and strategic planning process conducted by National Council subject matter experts with two communities chosen by the FSSA.

Four regions of the state also received training to introduce the toolkit.

Following the pilot project, nine counties using the toolkit launched a five-month Transformation Academy. Providers and community partners recommended and identified the information and tools presented in this toolkit as the components necessary to implement TI-ROSC in Indiana counties

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