Dayton247Now: Wright State lands nearly $1.5M for substance abuse treatment


Wright State University’s Dayton Campus

A federal award will help Wright State University play a role in a state program that aims to provide services for more than 18,000 Ohioans with opioid and stimulant use disorders over the next two years.

Nicole Kinzeler, associate professor at WSU and associate director of the Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI) program, received a two-year grant to provide training and collect and evaluate data from providers offering treatment and recovery services in Ohio.

Funds were provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and distributed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMAS). Kinzeler received more than $1.45 million for the first year of the grant.

The award will support the State Opioid Response project — an initiative that seeks to develop innovative approaches to substance abuse treatment and recovery from community providers across the state.

Kinzeler and SARDI have participated in the project since 2018, when they received a two-year grant that focused primarily on opioid disorders.

For more on the project, visit the Dayton Business Journal.

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