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Michigan OPEN receives funding as part of State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant

In an effort to help reduce opioid use and abuse, Michigan recently received more than $16 million in federal funds. This is one step of many being taken to help more families find support and treatment for addiction. The funding itself was awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant. The STR grant will be used to promote prevention and access to treatment by funding a number of State of Michigan initiatives, including Michigan-OPEN research through the University of Michigan. In addition to funding such research and support, this grant is also an opportunity to address the rise of opioid users in Michigan as well as nationwide, and continue taking steps toward treatment and prevention.

Image above: Gov. Rick Snyder (speaking) announces an increased focus on combating opioid addiction in Michigan on March 23, 2017. (Emily Lawler | MLive.com)