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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 9/26/2011 12:30 PM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is awarding up to $600,000 in peer-to-peer recovery support services in supplemental grants to community-based organizations

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced that it is awarding four supplemental grants totaling up to $600,000 for one year to community-based organizations that will offer peer-to-peer recovery support services for people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.  These services are designed to help prevent relapse among people in recovery, promote timely re-entry into treatment if relapse occurs, and promote sustained recovery and an enhanced quality of life.  

“People who have achieved recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be the most effective source of help and inspiration to other individuals seeking their own path to recovery,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. “Through sharing their experiences, peers can build strong bonds that foster a mutual sense of self-worth, community connectedness, and hope – key elements in helping promote successful and sustained recovery from disease of addiction.”

This grant program is part of SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative. Each recipient will receive up to $150,000 per year.  Funding for these awards is subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees.  Grants were awarded to:


Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD, Montgomery, Ala.                        $150,000

Community Connections, Inc., Washington, D.C.                                 $150,000

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates, New York, N.Y.                   $150,000    

Detroit Recovery Project, Inc., Detroit, Mich.                                      $150,000    

For additional information about SAMHSA and its programs visit .

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Last updated: 9/26/2011 4:38 PM

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