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BRCHS Grant To Treat Substance Abuse – Brevard NC


Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) has been awarded more than $350,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to improve and expand delivery of substance abuse services in western North Carolina, with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders among the region’s most underserved populations.

Substance abuse is one of the most serious behavioral health issues among the population served by BRCHS, with misuse of alcohol and opioids frequently reported by medical providers. According to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Substance Abuse Taskforce, 5.5 percent of North...

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