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Idaho awarded grant to help prevent substance abuse
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Idaho awarded grant to help prevent substance abuse

The state of Idaho will receive $1.5 million per year for five years after being awarded a Strategic Prevention Framework Incentive Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Funding will be used for community-level substance abuse prevention strategies.

“We know that the most effective and lasting prevention work is done at the local level and this award will nearly double the prevention funds going out to Idaho Communities,” said administrator of the Office of Drug Policy Elisha Figueroa.

The state’s prevention programs are now supported by federal, state and private sources. The Office of Drug Policy will bring stakeholders together to build a more comprehensive system for substance abuse prevention in the state. The program will address issues such as underage drinking and substance abuse-related issues at the community-level.

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