The ROTA Network is a virtual community of researchers, educators, practitioners, and concerned citizens across the United States, especially those living in Maryland. This Network offers a forum to share and discuss information about emerging trends in opioids, latest opioid prevention and treatment resources, and research and current programs being implemented in rural areas. You will gain access to experts in the field and learn what is happening in Maryland concerning opioid prevention and treatment. You can view archived posts, and participate by posting to the forum via the web site, email or a smartphone app.
The ROTA network was developed in partnership with the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) Coordinating Center (NCC) which was launched in 2014 through funding from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to the University of Maryland College Park’s Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR). NDEWS is a national early warning system that addresses substance use and misuse topics, with a focus on emerging trends, in the US through a Network of experts harnessing the power of evidence to generate educated and practical action.