• Ann Tucker

$1.5 Billion Announced for State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant Program

SAMHSA has announced nearly $1.5 billion in fudning to help address the nation’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic by way of the SOR Grant program, which provides formula funding to states and territories for increasing access to FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), and for supporting prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services for OUD and other concurrent substance use disorders. The SOR program also supports care for stimulant misuse and use disorders, including for cocaine and methamphetamine. The SOR program helps reduce overdose deaths and close the gap in treatment needs across America by giving states and territories flexibility in funding evidence-based practices and supports across different settings to meet local community needs.

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