Salisbury University receives federal grant to spread addiction awareness

SALISBURY, Md – Federal money is helping Salisbury University do what they can to to help fight the opioid epidemic on the shore.

The university recently received $200,000 in grant money from the US Department of Health and Human services which will help them create the “Stepping Stones to Progress in Winning the Opioid Battle Consortium”

47 ABC is told in year one the plan is to bring in partner organizations from places like Caroline County Public Schools, Eastern Shore Psychological Services, McCready Health, and the Worcester County Health Department, so collectively they can plan strategies for combating the Eastern Shore’s opioid crisis.

Deborah Matthews said, “In rural communities there’s no way to have those resources collide or work together. This lets Salisbury University play the role of developing a consortium in those seven counties together.”

Starting Monday October 1st, University officials will put this grant to work to serve the community and provide that immediate resource.

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