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Colorado receives $41.6M for opioid crisis

 

Last updated 9/9/2020 at 9:14am



The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will receive $41.6 million over the next two years from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant that provides states funding to address the opioid crisis. OBH will receive $20.8 million per year beginning Sept. 30, 2020. 

Including the new funds, SAMHSA has awarded CDHS $95.3 million in opioid-related funding since May 2017, with the main goal of increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), a highly effective treatment for o...



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