Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

Story source: University of Georgia In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency to address the nation’s growing opioid epidemic. As part of a new initiative called the Five-Point Strategy, the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded nearly $400 million to combat the opioid crisis, including a $1.4 million grant to University of Georgia researchers who will work to enhance community-based training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals focused on opioid and substance use disorders. UGA’s award will bring an interdisciplinary team of researchers together from the College of...

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