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Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission receives $1,000,000 Grant

August 22, 2019
Press Release
Federal HHS funds will be used for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) as the recipient of a $1,000,000 grant. The funds will support the implementation of the organization’s Rural Communities Opioid Response program.

“The Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission works to prevent addiction and treat those who have fallen victim to opioid abuse,” said Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. “These funds will ensure the region will have substance abuse prevention, appropriate intervention, and treatment services, especially when it comes to combating the opioid crisis affecting our communities,” added Thompson.

AICDAC is the Single County Authority for Armstrong, Indiana, and Clarion Counties. In this role, the Commission is responsible for facilitating the provision of a comprehensive and balanced system of quality substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for the three-county area.

“The Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission is planning to use the HRSA grant funds to expand our Addiction Recovery Mobile Outreach Team program at our three area hospitals to provide access to substance abuse treatment and recovery support on a 24 hour-7 day per week basis,” said Kami Anderson, Executive Director of AICDAC.

Anderson expanded on what the grant will be used for, including access to case managers and certified recovery specialists in the area hospitals, a 24/7 warm-line, expanded distribution of naloxone, as well as the development of an anti-stigma campaign.

“The Commission will continue its work with County Overdose Task Forces which are committed to reducing and eliminating the number of fatal opioid overdoses in the three County area,” Anderson added.