There is a heroin and prescription drug epidemic in Ohio. That's why Senator Portman is working hard to provide relief to the millions of Ohioans suffering from the disease of addiction. Here, you can learn more about the resources Senator Portman has worked to provide to help Ohio communities combat the opioid epidemic.
On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law Senator Portman’s Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which fundamentally transforms the way the federal government treats addiction. CARA provides $181 million annually devoted to evidence based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. And on December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century CURES Act, legislation to provide $1 billion to combat the opioid crisis. Ohio will likely receive $26 million to help address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid-related overdose deaths.
To learn more about how to apply for grants now available under this new legislation, go here.
To watch a video explaining best practices for applying for these grants, go here.
To learn more about Senator Portman's efforts to tackle the drug epidemic, go here.