NIH to award $155M in grants to improve opioid abuse treatment

The National Institutes of Health plans to form a network, supported by $155 million in grants, to drive research on addiction treatment for opioid use disorder in criminal justice settings.

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network will include 10 research institutions and two centers. Investigators will partner with justice and behavioral health experts to research interventions and approaches that will help the justice system respond to the opioid crisis.

Institutions receiving the funding will conduct research on medications, state mandates surrounding medication services and best practices for engaging people in opioid addiction treatment.

Each of the 12 grant winners will work with justice organization and service providers in five or more communities.

The network is a part of the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative that is focused on combating the national opioid crisis.

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