Biden Initiative Funds Drug Overdose Prevention, Not ‘Crack Pipes’

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2022
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The Department of Health and Human Services launched a $30 million grant program in December to help “address the nation’s substance use and overdose epidemic” by reducing the dangers related to drug use. The program doesn’t provide funding for crack pipes, contrary to partisan claims fueled by a flawed assumption.

The Harm Reduction Grant Program will allow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, to distribute $10 million per year over the next three years to support “community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services,” using what HHS...

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