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SMART Arlington and Stay on Track banded together to host a one-day conference focused on Tarrant County's Response to the opioid crisis. With nine exceptional presenters from a variety of organizations, participants were provided a detailed perspective on how the opioid crisis is affecting our community, and how best to respond collectively.
"Together, we are the agents of change."
In 2016, Stay on Track hosted the first community-wide symposium to address and discuss the nation's opioid crisis. Six speakers and dozens of sponsors provided eight hours of insight and ideas on how best to support individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder.
The Twenty-First Edition (2018) of the Tarrant County Drug Impact Index profiles, for the citizens of Tarrant County, the pervasiveness of the community’s substance abuse problem today. Substance abuse encompasses the misuse of alcohol, as well as legal and illegal drugs.
This Index relies on archival data through established surveys or standard national, state and local reporting systems. Both 2018 and 2017 Indexes are available for download below.
In 2015, Challenge of Tarrant County compiled data from community leaders and their organizations to create the Tarrant County Community Needs Assessment titled "The Other Nine." The work is based on the statistical fact that only one out of ten people struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are able to find the help they need.
What happens to the other nine? The Community Needs Assessment illuminates the human and financial toll of untreated SUD in Tarrant County.