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A sign outside the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery advertises Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
A federal grant aims to increase access to treatments like Narcan. File photo Carolina Hidalgo St. Louis Public Radio Updated at 3: Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Thursday. Adams and officials from the U.
Health and Human Services department visited the St. Louis region to discuss the challenges communities face in dealing with opioid addiction. Adams also announced a public education campaign on the dangers of substance abuse, which he said has affected many families, including his own.
While visiting Addiction Treatment Strategies in Edwardsville, where he met with health care officials and local officials, Adams spoke of his young brother Phillip, who is in prison because of crimes he committed to support his substance abuse disorder.
People in every community need to watch for signs that someone has a problem. Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Original story from Sept. Nearly one third of the money will directly reimburse clinics that offer substance-abuse programs that use prescription medicines to reduce cravings and keep people in recovery. Another third will go to support such programs at federally qualified health centers, which have not historically been as likely to offer medication-assisted treatment.
In the last two years, the state has used similar funding streams to provide treatment to 3, uninsured people and to distribute naloxone — also known by the brand name Narcan — which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The extra funds will help Missouri contract with organizations to reach pregnant women, people of color and other at-risk groups.
The state has begun to endorse a medication-first treatment model, which prioritizes medicines such as buprenorphine and methadone. Experts consider medication-assisted treatment — along with counseling and other services — the most effective way to keep a person in recovery.
Only organizations that subscribe to the treatment model have received the federal grant money, Winograd said. There were opioid overdose deaths in Missouri inaccording to the state health department.
Winograd plans to meet with HHS officials when they visit Washington University Thursday afternoon for a roundtable discussion. Representatives from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, area hospitals, advocacy organizations and the state Department of Mental Health will also be at the discussion.
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