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Milwaukee County gets federal grant for opioid use disorder treatment

March 06, 2020 10:03 AM | Anonymous

Wisconsin Health News

Milwaukee County's Behavioral Health Division has received a $1.2 million, three-year federal grant to develop a plan to reduce the risk of overdose deaths and enhance treatment at the county's House of Correction.

The funding comes from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.

To be eligible for treatment, a person must be within 30 to 90 days of release and have an opioid addiction.

The division will work with its partner agencies to develop care plans that include medication-assisted treatment, recovery housing, individual counseling, peer specialists, outpatient services and recovery support.

“This grant will help us take a practiced and proven approach when it comes to ensuring every resident in every community across Milwaukee County has what they need to thrive," Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement.

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