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California awards $23.3M for students to become substance use disorder counselors


Last updated 5/25/2023 at 11:34am

SACRAMENTO – In its continued effort to combat the opioid epidemic and all substance use disorders, California has awarded $23.3 million in grants for a new program designed to support students who want to become substance use disorder (SUD) counselors with paid on-the-job training.

The SUD Earn and Learn program provides students with specialized education in addiction treatment and counseling, and hands-on experience working with clients in a supervised setting.

“The opioid epidemic is having devastating impacts in communities all throughout our country,” said Governor Gavin Newsom....

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