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Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $334,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis on the Eastern Shore

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MARYLAND- Maryland's two U.S. senators announced $334,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis on the Eastern Shore, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. 

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced the funding that comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health Services program. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. 

Van Hollen said, “The opioid epidemic is ravaging our communities, and health centers are on the front lines of combating this scourge. This funding will give our community much-needed resources to treat people impacted by addiction."

The money will be split in half between "Three  Lower Counties Community Services" in Salisbury and "West Cecil Health Center" in Conowingo.

Cardin said, “What gives me hope are the innovative strategies I’ve witnessed around Maryland to serve individuals with the combination of services they need to ultimately overcome addiction. These federal funds will support our hardworking and dedicated local health centers in furthering that effort.” 

 

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