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Hoeven announces more than $3.5 million to help UND treat substance abuse

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $3,876,470 to the University of North Dakota (UND). UND is one of 11 institutions across the country to receive funding from SAMHSA to establish a collaborative network and help develop a health care workforce to treat substance abuse and support recovery.

“Behavioral health care workers are an important part of our health care workforce, especially now as we face a crisis of opioid abuse throughout our state and country,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funds will be used by UND to set up a regional center to help train new behavioral health care workers. This will help us better meet the substance abuse treatment needs in our communities.”