Saving lives in Missouri through prevention, treatment, and recovery support.



The Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and Missouri State Opioid Response (SOR) projects will expand access to integrated prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout the state. The State of Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) is leading the project, with administration, implementation, and evaluation activities provided by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) – University of Missouri, St. Louis, as well as healthcare agencies, additional academic institutions, and content experts throughout the state.

We must help everyone see that addiction is not a character flaw — it is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
— Former Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy