About Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum aims to eliminate addiction as a major health problem by translating the science of addiction and bringing all stakeholders to the table. We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of addiction and help patients, families, and communities affected by the disease. Founded in 2015, Addiction Policy Forum works with states and communities across the country to end stigma, help patients and families in crisis, and translate the science around addiction. For more information, visit our website at www.addictionpolicy.org or email us at info@addictionpolicy.org.

Strategic Priorities

  1. Help Patients and Families in Crisis: Provide new, effective resources and support for patients and families in crisis.
  2. End Addiction Stigma: Address stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination associated with substance use disorders through education and advocacy.
  3. Advance Prevention: Helping communities and families take steps to prevent addiction or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
  4. Increase Uptake of Evidence-Based Practice: Address barriers to adoption of scientifically proven evidence and interventions around the prevention and treatment substance use disorders.
  5. Advance Research; Facilitate patient-led led research and accelerate the translation of research findings to the substance use disorder community.


Braeden Kelly, Addiction Policy Forum

Jessica Hulsey, Addiction Policy Forum

Ginnie Sawyer-Morris, PhD, Addiction Policy Forum

Haley Tenney, Addiction Policy Forum

Kayla Zawislak, MSW, CADC, Addiction Policy Forum


This project is made possible through support of Emergent Biosolutions.

Suggested Citation

Kelly, B., Hulsey, J., Sawyer-Morris, G., Tenney, H, & Zawislak, K. (2022). Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Opioid Epidemic: 24 Strategies for State, County and City Implementation. Addiction Policy Forum.

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