Justice Department Addresses Substance Abuse

$340 million in grants is being awarded. 

The Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice announced Friday that it had awarded more than $340 million to help address America’s substance use crisis and a continued escalation of overdose deaths. 

The department stated that opioids—particularly synthetic drugs like fentanyl—drain the economy of more than a trillion dollars in a given year, and account for billions of dollars in criminal justice spending annually. 

The department said they are distributing millions of dollars in grant awards intended to assist in the prevention, treatment, and recovery service needed for individuals with substance use disorders. The grants will also support research and evaluation of the treatment of veterans. Other funding will help support youth and their families affected by the opioid and substance use epidemic. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Miriam Delphin-Rittmon as she heads the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • For Attorney General Garland as he oversees the distribution of funds to address the substance abuse crisis.
  • For the families and loved ones of those who are addicted or who have lost their lives due to opioids.

Sources: Department of Justice, DailyCaller


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