Rural Community Action Guide

“Families and communities in rural America have been hard hit by the crisis of addiction, and face unique challenges in developing effective responses to this disease. The Rural Community Action Guide empowers local leaders to meet these challenges head on with recommended action steps and best practices for local solutions which will create real change.” – Jim Carroll, Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Trump Administration recently released a new tool to assist rural community leaders in building an effective local response to the crisis of addiction. The Rural Community Action Guide is based on lessons learned from roundtable discussions held in over a dozen states, as well as the experiences of several rural stakeholders. The Guide includes background information, recommended action steps and promising practices for a range of issues related to drug addiction in rural America.

Visit to download a copy of the Rural Community Action Guide.