Ohio will receive more than $2 million in funding for drug prevention programs

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Ohio will receive more than $2 million in funding for drug prevention programs

U.S. Senator Rob Portman announced on Monday that the White House’s National Drug Control Policy has awarded more than $2 million in grants for Drug-Free Community Programs (DFCs) across Ohio. Portman drafted the Drug-Free Communities Act in 1997, which supports community-based drug prevention programs. “The Drug-Free Communities program is a proven, evidence-based, community-driven program that reduces substance abuse among our country’s youth. I drafted this bill over 20 years ago when I was in the House of Representatives, and it remains today the most effective program for systematically reducing drug use among young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our efforts to address addiction much more difficult and this additional federal funding for Ohio will make a big difference,” Portman said. The CDC recently released data showing that there were 107,622 drug overdose deaths in 2021, the highest number ever recorded in a calendar year. The following programs each received a $125,000 grant: ADAMHS Board For Montgomery County – Montgomery County Prevention CoalitionAlcoholism Council of Butler County, OH, Inc. – Healthy HamiltonCounty of Erie, OH – Roots of Prevention (ROP)Crawford Marion Board of Alcohol Drug Addiction & Mental Health Drug – Free MarionFamily Recovery Center, Inc. – The Jefferson County United Prevention PartnershipGreater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services – Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County (CDFCC)Knox Public Health – Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT)McKinley Hall – Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAC)Mental Health And Recovery Board of Union Co. – Mental Health And Recovery Board of Union CountyOhio Guidestone – Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug CoalitionOneeighty Inc. – Turning Point CoalitionPickaway Addiction Action Coalition – Pickaway Addiction Action CoalitionRichland Public Health – Mansfield RichlandCommunity Coalition of Swanto Region n – Springfield Area Prevention CoalitionTalbert House – Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren Clinton CoWilliams County Health District – Educating Communities on Healthy Opportunities (ECHO)Wood County Educational Service Center – Wood County Board of Education”I have seen firsthand that prevention is a powerful tool to combat drug use in our community, and this funding will help these coalitions across the state, as well as other local efforts coordinated with local partners, save lives. With overdose deaths at an all-time high in this country, I am more determined than ever to do all I can to help ensure that our Ohio communities have the resources and support they need to serve those who need it in these unprecedented times,” Portman said.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman announced on Monday that the White House’s National Drug Control Policy has awarded more than $2 million in grants for Drug-Free Community Programs (DFCs) across Ohio.

Portman drafted the Drug-Free Communities Act in 1997, which supports community-based drug prevention programs.

“The Drug-Free Communities program is a proven, evidence-based, community-driven program that reduces substance abuse among our country’s youth. I drafted this bill over 20 years ago when I was in the House of Representatives, and it remains today the most effective program for systematically reducing drug use among young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our addictions efforts much more difficult and this additional federal funding for Ohio will make a big difference,” Portman said.

The CDC recently released data showing there were 107,622 drug overdose deaths in 2021. Officials said that was the highest number on record in a calendar year.

The following programs each received $125,000 in grants:

  • ADAMHS Council for Montgomery County – Montgomery County Prevention Coalition
  • Alcoholism Council of Butler County, OH, Inc. – Healthy Hamilton
  • Erie County, OH – Roots of Prevention (ROP)
  • Crawford Marion Board of Alcohol Drug Addiction & Mental Health Drug – Free Marion
  • Family Recovery Center, Inc. – United Prevention Partnership of Jefferson County
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services – Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County (CDFCC)
    Knox Public Health – Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT)
  • McKinley Hall – Clark County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAC)
  • Union Co. Mental Health and Recovery Council – Union County Mental Health and Recovery Council
  • Ohio Guidestone – Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition
  • Oneeighty Inc. – Turning Point Coalition
  • Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition – Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition
  • Richland Public Health – Mansfield Richland
  • Swanton Area Community Coalition – Springfield Area Prevention Coalition
  • Talbert House – Warren Clinton Co Mental Health Recovery Services
  • Williams County Health District – Educating Communities About Healthy Opportunities (ECHO)
  • Wood County Educational Service Center – Wood County School Board

“I have seen firsthand that prevention is a powerful tool to counter drug use in our community, and this funding will help these coalitions across the state, as well as other local efforts coordinated with local partners, to save lives. With overdose deaths at an all-time high in this country, I am more determined than ever to do all I can to help ensure that our Ohio communities have the resources and support they need to serve those who need it in these unprecedented times,” Portman said.

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