The second installment of State Opioid Response grants has been released by the federal government. Ohio will receive $29 million in effort to fight the opioid epidemic.
The first half of over $55 million was awarded in 2018.
The funds for addressing the opioid epidemic will be used to expand access to addiction treatment especially medication-assisted treatment (MAT), the same type of treatment program used by the addiction specialists at Addiction Outreach Clinic.
Funds will be distributed to the county addiction and mental health boards by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The state has also used some of the money to host free training sessions for medical professionals to get them qualified for prescribing buprenorphine, one of the main drugs used for treating opioid addiction with MAT.
Senator Sherrod Brown said, “There isn’t a community in Ohio that hasn’t been touched by the addiction crisis, and we are doing all we can to fight it. This much-needed investment will expand access to medication-assisted treatment that so many Ohioans rely on to help them in their recovery.”
Ohio is making progress in combating overdose deaths with the support of expanded treatment options according to Sen. Rob Portman.
Whether treatment is for you, a family member or a friend, we are happy to speak with you about our outpatient drug treatment program, and how AOC can help patients with their opioid addiction recovery.
Since 2007, AOC has helped thousands of patients on their path to recovery.