Centerstone receives $3.4 million grant to combat opioid crisis

Read the original article source of this excerpt.

The Tribune on 8/5/2020

Centerstone recently received a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration worth $3.4 million over the next four years.

Only one of two organizations nationwide to receive the federal grant, Centerstone plans to use the funds to establish the center, which will provide a full spectrum of treatment and recovery support services to those suffering with addiction, also known as substance use disorders.

The award provides Centerstone with additional capacity to serve residents from Jackson, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Scott counties.

According to Centerstone, this region is among the hardest hit by the ongoing opioid crisis. Six of these nine counties exceed the state’s average for drug overdose deaths, four counties exceed the state’s average for emergency department visits for nonfatal overdoses and two of these counties are among the highest risk in the nation for HIV or hepatitis C outbreaks.