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Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup

Introduction to Opioids

The Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup is a multifaceted group of stakeholders deeply concerned and committed to reducing the burden of the opioid crisis in Idaho. The Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan is the guiding document for the Workgroup and identifies four key goal areas to address the epidemic in a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to support the plan’s 2022 vision of “A safe and healthy Idaho, free of opioid misuse and untreated opioid use disorders.”

Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan 2017-2022

The version linked above is abridged. To view the full-length version of the plan including all action plans and appendices, request a copy from

Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup Membership (not exhaustive)

  • A Way Forward
  • Ada County Coroner’s Office
  • Albertsons Pharmacy
  • BPA Health
  • Center for Behavioral Health
  • City of Boise
  • Community Coalitions of Idaho
  • Cottonwood Police Department
  • Empower Idaho
  • Family’s impacted by opioid use disorder
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Idaho Board of Medicine
  • Idaho Board of Nursing
  • Idaho Board of Pharmacy
  • Idaho Department of Corrections
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Div. of Behavioral Health, Div. of Medicaid, Div. of Public Health)
  • Idaho Head Start Association
  • Idaho Hospital Association
  • Idaho Legislature (2 Senators, 2 Representatives)
  • Idaho Medical Association
  • Idaho Office of Drug Policy
  • Idaho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Association
  • Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Idaho Public Health (Central District Health Department, Eastern Idaho Public Health, Idaho North Central District, Panhandle Health District 1, South Central Public Health District, Southwest District Health)
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • Idaho State Pharmacy Association & Idaho Retailer Association/Retail Pharmacy Council
  • Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program
  • Idaho State Police
  • Injury Care Medical Center
  • Idaho State University (College of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy Association Doctoral Program)
  • North Canyon Medical Center
  • North Idaho AHEC
  • Northpoint Recovery
  • PEER Wellness Center, Inc.
  • Qualis Health
  • Raise the Bottom Addiction Treatment
  • Recovery United, Inc.
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • St. Luke’s Health System
  • The Phoenix
  • VA Medical Center
  • The Walker Center

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Other Resources

If you are interested in participating in the workgroup or would like further information, please contact Melinda Smyser or Nikki Regent at 208-854-3040.

The Idaho Office of Drug Policy leads Idaho’s substance use and misuse policy and prevention efforts by developing and implementing strategic action plans and collaborative partnerships to reduce drug use and related consequences.

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