North Dakota Department of Human Services announces $5 million to go towards disorder treatment services

Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Human Services
Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Human Services

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Department of Human Services' (NDDHS) Behavioral Health Division is announcing $5 million in grant funding to expand access to residential substance use for adults in under-served areas of the state. 

The funding is intended to establish up to four new licensed substance abuse treatment programs. The programs will provide short-term residential services for adults with substance use disorders, and intend to be individualized for each resident. 

“Access to addiction services is a significant need for much of North Dakota. Individuals who have treatment access in their community are able to stay connected with their natural supports, like family, which is important to long-term recovery,” said Pamela Sagness, the Behavioral Health Division director. “We are grateful for the continued support from Gov. Burgum and the legislature to address addiction service needs.”

During the 2019 legislative session, North Dakota lawmakers appropriated $2 million to the department to establish up to two new residential substance abuse treatment programs. During the Legislature’s special session in November, lawmakers appropriated an additional $3 million to establish four total residential substance abuse treatment programs in the state.

You can learn more about the work of the Behavioral Health division of The NDDHS here