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ARC awards $14 million to programs in substance use disorder recovery ecosystem

ARC - Appalachian Regional Commission
Image courtesy of The Herald-Dispatch,

ASHLAND — Recovery from substance use disorder is an achievement to be celebrated, but it’s only the first piece for those learning how to get back into society, according to Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin.

“We know that there are many obstacles those in recovery can face as they tried to enter or re-enter the workforce,” Manchin said. “We need to confront this and understand that this is not a singular event, but it is rather a continuum that calls upon all of us in our community to be a part of the solution. It is a collaborative effort between the judicial system, law enforcement, education, elected officials, health care workers, and most importantly the business community that will reach out and say, ‘Yes, we will give people a second chance,’” Manchin said Monday.

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