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SAMHSA awards over $123 million for comprehensive SUD response

SAMHSA recently announced more than $123 million in funding through six grant programs to address substance use disorders (SUD) and the opioid crisis. SAMHSA is awarding funding for the following grant programs: Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addition (MAT-PDOA); Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grants; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx); First Responder-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants (FR-CARA); and Providers Clinical Support System – Universities (PCSS-Universities). Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, noted that the “funding will strengthen the full continuum of care for those battling addiction, and enhance health care providers’ depth of knowledge and best practices.”

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