SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse was awarded a $600,000 grant to be used toward prevention efforts, the group announced Tuesday.
The award, a Building Communities of Recovery grant, was gifted through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The council will receive $200,000 a year for three years.
The money is intended to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance misuse and addiction, according to a news release.
The San Antonio council supports recovery-focused community efforts through Project Recovery Texas, a regional program that provides peer-to-peer services for people with substance-use disorders.
The council was formed in 1957. In 2016, it served more than 80,000 children and adults in and around Bexar County.