New Actions & Funding Addressing the Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery
$1.5 billion has been awarded to all states and territories with intentions of beating the opioid crisis and supporting individuals in recovery. President Biden recognizes the devastating ways the opioid epidemic has on this nation.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support states, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on September 23, 2022.
A few noteworthy aspects of the budget allocation include, but are not limited to:
- Investing over $104 Million to Expand Substance Use Treatment and Prevention in Rural Communities to Beat the Overdose Epidemic.
- Investing $20.5 Million to Increase Access to Recovery Supports.
- Releasing New Guidance to Support and Facilitate Greater Access to FDA-approved naloxone products
- Announcing Additional Funding for Law Enforcement Officials on the Front Lines of the Overdose Epidemic
- Releasing New Guidance for Employers to Create Recovery-Ready Workplaces
- Deploying Financial Sanctions to Disrupt Global Drug Trafficking Operations.
At Recovery Center USA, our mission is to help individuals and families dealing with mental illness to direct, become responsible for, and see progress towards their mental health goals. We collaborate with each individual in each part of their life in order to develop and provide effective prevention services and programs.
We strive to ensure that all services are comprehensive and are responsive to the developmental, educational, and emotional needs of our consumers.
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(The White House, 2022)
Click here to learn more about President Biden’s National Drug Control Strategy