Opioid Grant Awarded to Paint Valley ADAMH

Paint Valley ADAMH has been awarded nearly $610,598 in State Opioid Response grant funding to further combat the ongoing opioid crisis.

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The funds will be utilized in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway and Pike county drug courts, probation departments, treatment providers and Goodwill Industries, as well as Ross County’s residential treatment center.

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The funds will help the drug courts and probation departments to identify individuals that have been diagnosed with opioid use disorder, or have a history of opioid overdose problems, and provide those individuals with access to medication assisted treatment, as well as counseling and recovery support.

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Additionally, Goodwill Industries will provide vocational supports to these individuals to help them gain skills, training, job coaching, career exploration and work adjustment training.

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“Working with treatment providers, the ADAMH Board’s goal is to reduce the unmet treatment needs, and increase access to medication-assisted treatment,” said ADAMH Director, Penny Dehner. “It is the ADAMH Board’s hope that through these funds, we can reduce the amount of opioid overdose related deaths in this area. The added vocational component to the project hopefully reduces the recidivism rate and helps create a better community.”

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