SMART: Providing Leadership in Mitigating the Opioid Crisis in Tennessee
The Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Initiative guides community leaders in implementing evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that mitigate damage from substance use disorder and the opioid epidemic.
Originating in 2020 as the SMART Policy Network, the SMART Initiative grew in scope as it was incorporated into the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service in early 2022. In addition to examining and communicating data and policies related to substance use disorder, the SMART Initiative seeks to empower communities and local governments to combat the overdose epidemic.
The SMART Policy Network periodically publishes research findings, data and best practices in the form of policy briefs. You can join our mailing list to get the latest policy briefs in your inbox, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
New Policy Brief: The Need for Point-of-Care Testing of All Illicit Substances
(Podcast) What does “primary” prevention for SUD look like?
Xylazine Fact Sheet
Guest column: Harm reduction is key to recovery, preventing overdose deaths
(Podcast) Methamphetamine and the Overdose Crisis
(Podcast) The New CDC Guidelines: Correcting Past Mistakes
Naloxone Access Update: Over-the-counter Narcan expected in March, 2023
New Policy Brief: Harm Reduction