OACBHA advocates for restoration of community addiction treatment funding
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is encouraging people to contact the Ohio Senate Finance Committee to restore community addiction treatment funding. According to a Budget Alert from OACBHA, the $6.2 million reduction in the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services' (ODADAS) budget could have the following impact on Ohio:
- Another 3,800 individuals will not receive alcohol and drug addiction treatment in the next year.
- All the efforts to shut down pill mills and address the opiate epidemic will fall short.
- Justice reinvestment efforts to reduce prison populations will not be effective because access to alcohol and drug addiction treatment is key to success.
- Employers who want to hire Ohioans will continue to be unable to meet their workforce needs due to an unprecedented number of applicants failing drug screens.
Visit the OACBHA website for more information: Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities