Garrett Awarded $1 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Dollar SignMaryland U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Representative David Trone recently announced a $1 million federal award to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium.

The Cumberland Times-News reports:

The funding was awarded to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium, which plans to implement a comprehensive community plan to reverse the trends of substance abuse in the county. Garrett County has been hit particularly hard from the opioid epidemic, with the rural nature of the county making access to services to address substance use disorder limited.

The Garrett County Health Department received a grant through the Rural Community Opioid Response Program on behalf of the grassroots consortium Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse.

For more information read the full article in The Cumberland Times-News

 

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