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.
Peer-to-peer addiction recovery programs may apply for $8.8 million in grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The grants will fund efforts to “deliver and evaluate peer-to-peer recovery services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.”
Up to six grants of approximately $350,000 per year, for up to four years, will be awarded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Public and private nonprofit organizations may apply.
Application deadline is Feb. 10, 2010. For more details, see the full grant announcement online.