The Inland Empire Will Get Over $500,000 to Fight Opioid Addiction

San Bernardino and Riverside counties are getting some much needed federal assistance in their fight against opioid dependence and addiction. The San Bernardino Department of Public Health and Inland Behavioral Health Services will each receive $175,000, while another $166,554 will go to the SAC Health System.

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) announced the new funding on the same day that President Donald Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a national health emergency. For a look what that emergency declaration does and does not do, see our article from Monday here

The more than $500,000 in funds is coming from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The money is part of the Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) grant program.

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