Hanbidge announces grant of $41K for opioid prevention

HARRISBURG, Jan. 8 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, today announced that Montgomery County Community College will receive a $41,905 grant to help prevent and reduce the use of opioids by college students and to create naloxone training opportunities.

“The opioid epidemic has hit our communities in many different ways and a group hardest hit by this crisis is college-aged Pennsylvanians between the ages of 18 and 30,” Hanbidge said. “I’m happy to see resources being allocated to fight opioid addiction and save lives within our local community and I look forward to seeing Montgomery County Community College become a leader in the fight to eradicate addiction. It’s crucial that we prioritize prevention and sustained recovery to ensure our college students understand the risks and are able to get the help if they do have substance use disorder.”

This grant will expand existing preventive programs and partner with key local stakeholders to develop and implement new projects. These projects may include raising campus awareness, reducing stigma, increasing access to overdose reversal training and grief support.

For more information on the opioid crisis, visit pa.gov/opioids or contact Hanbidge’s office at (610) 277-3230.

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