In the last decade, opioid misuse and overdose has risen at unprecedented rates and has surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Founded in 2016, the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) brought together a diverse range of mental health, substance use disorder, and health care professional organizations united around common policy goals to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Together, CSOO aims to elevate the national conversation around opioid overdose and works to enact meaningful and comprehensive policy change that supports prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services.
The membership of CSOO includes more than 30 organizations dedicated to stopping opioid overdose. Click here for a full list of our members.
CSOO brings together leading mental health, substance use disorder, and health care professional organizations to exchange ideas and collaborate. CSOO engages with policymakers by hosting congressional briefings to educate policymakers on issues relating to opioid overdose, and by writing letters detailing our position on legislation and offering suggestions on ways to improve legislation.
For more information on CSOO’s advocacy, visit our advocacy page here.
Our Steering Committee
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To request to join CSOO, please submit your request using our request form.