Youth and young adults completing substance abuse treatment programs will have help to complete treatment and transition successfully back to their communities, thanks to new funding announced by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The award to King County’s Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division will provide $300,000 a year for three years to support substance abuse treatment programs for youth 18-24 years of age and their families. “This grant increases the likelihood of completion of treatment and offers a better chance for recovery and healthier and more productive lives in the community,” said interim King County Executive Kurt Triplett. King County will implement the pilot program in partnership with Therapeutic Health Services/Central Youth and Family Services, with the goal of replicating the project throughout the King County substance abuse provider network.

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