Aspire receives grant to boost addiction response

Aspire Indiana has received a state grant to boost the nonprofit health system’s ability to respond to Indiana’s ongoing opioid epidemic. 

The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) distributes funds through its State Opioid Response Grant (SOR). A grant in the amount of $21,000 has been awarded to Aspire through the Addiction Internship Program, which allows Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) such as Aspire to expand their addiction workforce through stipends for interns. The statewide goal is to add 50 new interns over the next year.

Aspire Indiana is using the funds to add six addiction interns in Boone, Hamilton, Madison and Marion counties. Each addiction intern will receive a maximum stipend of $3,500 per semester.

This funding will not only allow Aspire and other CMHCs to boost their addiction staff, but assist in the development of a new generation of clinicians who plan to specialize in helping those battling opioids and other addiction.

Aspire offers comprehensive addiction services at six different locations throughout Central Indiana, including individual and group therapy, medication assisted recovery therapy, extended outpatient programs, adolescent treatment programs, screenings and relapse prevention.