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TDMHSAS to Receive New Opioid Addiction Treatment Funding

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 10:30am

NASHVILLE—The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) will receive six million dollars in federal funding to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction to people who otherwise might not have access to it. Treatment supported by the funding will be targeted to the uninsured or underinsured, particularly veterans or military members and women of childbearing age.  In all, the funding will provide medication-assisted treatment for 660 people in six targeted counties: Davidson, Hardin, Lewis, Shelby, Sullivan, and Washington. “When battling opioid addiction, there’s no single treatment that can work for all patients,” said TDMHSAS Commissioner Marie Williams.  “For the people who can benefit from medication-assisted treatment, we know that the cost is often a barrier.  This targeted funding will go a long way to making sure patients continue treatment in pursuit of recovery.”

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