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Funding for Treatment Drug Courts

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently awarded millions in grants to aid drug treatment court programs in substance use and mental health care.


 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced $80.8 million in grants to treatment drug court programs for people with substance use and mental disorders. “Treatment drug courts improve health and recovery outcomes, reduce the burden on the criminal justice system, and help people recover in their communities,” said Kim Johnson, PhD, director for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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The grant programs include $17.8 million per year for up to 3 years to 44 existing Adult Treatment Drug courts and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model to provide alcohol and drug treatment.

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Another $8.2 million per year for up to 5 years will go to 20 programs to expand or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in family treatment drug courts.

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