SACADA receives Federal Grant for Women’s Recovery Program
September 16, 2016
Contact: Abigail G. Moore, CEO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) has received a $750,000 –three year grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in order to significantly expand its scope of recovery support service.
Project AMOR (Alamo Mentoring Oriented Recovery) will hire and train two Peer Recovery Coaches with lived experience who will provide non-clinical recovery support services to 280 women and their families who are seeking recovery from addiction. Other evidence-based practices incorporated into the program will include Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety (coping skills for trauma and substance abuse), and Comprehensive Case Management.
According to the National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, 27 million or 10.2% of the U.S. population aged 12 or older needed treatment for substance abuse in 2014 but only a minority of those received it. This equates to approximately 189,300 Bexar County residents needing the same care but close to 90% did not receive substance abuse treatment.
“Limited treatment beds and facilities, continued stigma, and lack of other resources create the disparity in access, service use and outcomes. This funding will enable SACADA to expand recovery support services to more women and their families,” said Abigail G. Moore, CEO of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
About SACADA- SACADA was founded in 1957, by a small group of citizens whose lives had been affected by the disease of alcoholism. SACADA has been a leader in providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, and recovery support in Bexar County. In 2015, SACADA served over 80,000 children and adults. For more information about SACADA and Recovery Services, visit www.sacada.org.