Commentary: Changing Your Personal Narrative in Recovery
It’s a common misconception among those entering treatment that their goal is to stop drinking or using. However, ending your substance use is the beginning of a much longer journey.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $15.3 million in grants for expanding addiction treatment capacity “in communities that can most benefit from these types of integrated comprehensive services,” the agency announced.
Thirteen grantees will receive up to $400,000 this year, as well as possible continuation funding.
“These grants will foster the development and utilization of local recovery-oriented systems of care to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting person-centered and self-directed approaches for substance abuse (including alcohol and drug) treatment and recovery services in communities with serious drug problems,” according to SAMHSA.
Grantees included Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, Mass.; CASA Esperanza, Inc., Roxbury Mass.; Cope Community Services, Tucson, Ariz.; Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York, N.Y.; Haymarket Center, Chicago, ll.; Institute for Health and Recovery, Cambridge, Mass.; Pima Prevention Partnership, Tucson, Ariz.; Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Laredo, Texas; Southeast, Inc., Columbus, Ohio; Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington, Vt.; Squaxin Island Tribal Council, Elma, Wash; Substance Abuse Foundation of Long Beach, Calif.; and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.