Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
Applications are now being accepted for FY2010 funding under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) grant program supporting the development and use of local recovery-oriented systems of care.
Recovery-oriented systems of care “support person/family centered and self-directed approaches to care that build on the personal responsibility, strengths, and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve sustained health, wellness, and recovery from alcohol and drug problems,” according to SAMHSA.
The Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Targeted Areas of Need – Local Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care grants will total $14.4 million in 2010. Up to 14 grants will be awarded, for an average of $400,000 each over three years. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) will administer the program.
Public and private nonprofits may apply. Application deadline is Jan. 14, 2010. For full details, see the grant application online.