State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs are receiving the first of two rounds of funds totaling $1.5 billion, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration yesterday announced.

In total, the two programs, meant to provide community-level opioid prevention, treatment and recovery resources, will receive nearly $3 billion over two years.

HHS said the programs are intended to provide access to medication to treat opioid use disorders, in addition to psychosocial services.

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