September 26, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • President Biden announced that his administration will distribute $1.5 billion to states and territories to fund responses to opioid overdoses and support recovery. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will disseminate the funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs as part of National Recovery Month. The grants will include more than $104 million allocated to rural areas to expand treatment and prevention, $20.5 million to increase access to recovery supports across the country, and $12 million to bolster law enforcement in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA). (Fact sheet here; Articles here, here, and here)