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CMH Addiction Recovery Program receives $500,000 HRSA grant

The Citizens Memorial Addiction Recovery Program is one of 30 recipients in the U.S. and the only Missouri organization, to be awarded a $500,000 Health Resources and Services Administration grant to help reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome in rural communities.

Created in 1982, HRSA is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is focused on improving health care to people that are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable.

The grant is part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program that will be used to reduce neonatal abstinence syndrome rates with prenatal addiction treatment services. Pregnant women, women of child bearing age and women at high risk for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder are eligible for treatment services.

The grant also extends to support services for family members and caregivers of those struggling with addiction, such as grandparents raising their grandchildren. Additional support services including peer support and counseling are also available. The grant consortium includes Bolivar-based Alpha House, House of Hope and the 30th Children's Circuit Court.

About CMH Addiction Recovery Program

The CMH Addiction Recovery Program assists in opiate and alcohol recovery by offering a highly specialized substance abuse outpatient treatment program, which is designed to lead patients to physical and psychosocial wellness. Services include medicated-assisted treatment, individual counseling, behavioral therapies and community or church-based spiritual support.

The CMH Addiction Recovery Program is located at CMH Southside Medical Center-Behavioral Health, 1120 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar, with outreach services at El Dorado Springs Medical Center, 322 E. Hospital Road, El Dorado Springs.

More information about the CMH Addiction Recovery Program is available at To make an appointment, call 417-326-7840.

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