Director Of State's Addiction Agency Talks About Budget And Opioid Battle

Feds to provide $485M in grants to combat opioid epidemic

He tells us a total of $485 million in opioid grants are being administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the money is used to prevent abuse and treat addiction. This much-needed funding will help Texas tackle the problem head-on through additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

West Virginia's senators and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., have announced that West Virginia will receive a almost $6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help combat the opioid crisis.

"The opioid crisis has hit every community and knows no bounds", House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) said.

Federal health officials say about 33,000 people across the United States died from an opioid overdose in 2015.

"The funding provided for by the 21st Century Cures Act will ensure that West Virginians have access to comprehensive treatment options including prevention and addiction recovery throughout the state", Senator Manchin said.

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The funding was provided by the 21 Century Cures Act, which passed the Senate with Sen.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said it has been awarded $3,114,402 for the first year of a two-year grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse in Kansas, according to a news release.

The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is tasked with "studying the scope and effectiveness of the federal response to this crisis and providing recommendations to the President for improving it", Secretary Price wrote, adding that "HHS is uniquely positioned to contribute in this important effort as a key agency providing critical resources for care and treatment". An additional $500 million in grants will be available next year. "Kansas is the 16th highest opioid prescribing state in the country". Kentucky, another state ravaged by the opioid epidemic, will receive $10.5 million.

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that the State of MS will receive $3.58 million in federal funding to combat opioid addiction and overdose related deaths.

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