Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant Funding
In response to the Opioid crisis we are facing, the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services Board has been awarded SOR Grant funds in the amount of $610,598.
These funds will be utilized in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway and Pike county Drug Courts, Probation Departments, Treatment Providers and Goodwill Industries, as well as Ross County’s residential treatment center.
SOR funds will help the Drug Courts and Probation Departments to identify individuals that have been diagnosed with opioid use disorder, or have a history of opioid overdose problems and provide access to medication assisted treatment, counseling and recovery supports. Additionally, Goodwill Industries will provide vocational supports to these individuals to help them gain employment to aid in their recovery efforts. By assisting these individuals with job seeking skills, training, job coaching, career exploration and work adjustment training we can help them stay on this path to recovery.
Executive Director Penny Dehner stated, “Working with treatment providers the ADAMH Board’s goal is to reduce unmet treatment needs, and increase access to medication-assisted treatment. It is the ADAMH Board’s hope that through these funds, we can reduce the amount of opioid overdose related deaths in this area. The added vocational component to the project hopefully reduces the recidivism rate and helps creates a better community.”