SAMSHA Awards Grant Money
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded $22.5 million dollars to help states in the fight against substance abuse.
“We stand at a crossroads in our nation’s efforts to prevent substance abuse and addiction,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “The nation’s most recent survey data from SAMHSA shows an uptick in substance abuse in America. These new grants are designed to help states and better position communities to reach America’s young people before they become involved with alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco and abuse prescription drugs.”
Most experts agree that education and prevention are the country’s best weapons in stemming the tide of substance abuse, especially among young people.