Two papers on the State Opioid Response (SOR) in Montana were published in February. They can be accessed here and here (LINK). The first report, Behavioral Health Treatment in Local Detention Facilities in Montana, was aiming at gaining a better understanding of the behavioral health needs of Montana’s incarcerated population, of which methamphetamines and opioids are the primary illicit substances of concern. From this report, we learned that facilities need to focus on expanding linkages with local resources and the quality of behavioral health treatment available through these resources to improve the chances that these people will enroll in treatment upon release. The second report, Naloxone Use by First Responders in Montana, relied on interviews from 45 first responder individuals with access to varying units of naloxone. The report finds that it is important to update the content of training programs to better align with the context of community-based organizations, as well as to encourage better linkages between first responders and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) provider sites as a method for increasing enrollment in MAT programs among those who experience an overdose.