States Empowered to Use Federal Opioid Funds for Other SUDs

January 24, 2020

A little-noticed change in a massive spending bill passed by Congress late last year broadens the scope of a $1.5 billion grant program previously restricted to the opioid crisis. Pressed by constituents and state officials alarmed by the growing number of people struggling with meth and cocaine, lawmakers of both parties and the Trump administration agreed to lifting the previous limitations on use of the funding.