Burrell Behavioral Awarded $2.7 Million Grant To Expand Youth, Young Adult Addiction-Recovery


By:  Joe Rios
KTTS

Burrell Behavioral Health was awarded a grant totaling over $2.7 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The money will help expand addiction treatment, intervention, and recovery services for youth and young adults 12 to 25.

An estimated 500 youth, 100 a year, are expected to be helped by this program.

(Information provided by Burrell Behavioral Health)

Burrell Behavioral Health has received a grant totaling $2,706,750 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the next five years to fund its Treatment and Recovery Expansion and Enhancement (TREE) project.

The grant will enhance and expand addiction treatment, intervention, and recovery services for youth and young adults ages 12 to 25 suffering from substance abuse disorders (SUDs), as well as SUDs that occur simultaneously with mental health disorders.

Target populations for Treatment and Recovery Expansion and Enhancement include:

Youth ages 12 to 18;

Transitional-aged youth and young adults 16-25, and;

Returning veterans up to age 25.

An estimated 500 youth, 100 annually, are expected to be helped by this program, which will serve Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties in southwest Missouri, an area comprising nearly 10 percent of Missouri’s population. The grant was formally supported by U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, as well as Congressman Billy Long and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.

The project provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation with early intervention, individualized treatment plans, and education for the individual and family members.

“We’re thrilled to expand our services to youth, transitional-age adults and young veterans struggling with substance use, behavioral disorders, or both. The need in our regions is great,” said Burrell Behavioral Health President and CEO Dr. C.J. Davis. “We thank Senators Blunt and McCaskill, and Representatives Hartzler and Long, for their support as Burrell enhances care for the citizens of Missouri.