SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response Grant Program (SOR) Due 7/18/2022

Funding Opportunity Announcement SAMHSA State Opioid Response Grants (SOR) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 cohort of the State Opioid Response grant program. Total Funds $1,439,500,000 … Read More

Usage and Interest in Telehealth Still Strong in 2022

An updated AARP study finds that usage and interest in telehealth is as strong in 2022 as in 2020, showing: a higher percentage of use and interest in women; a markedly higher percentage of Black patients open to using telehealth services in contrast to … Read More

988 Suicide And Crisis Lifeline Goes Live July 16 2022

SAMSHA Considers 988 Dialing Code A Major First Step In Transforming The Crisis Care System In America “On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988). This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand the … Read More

In Review: Key Components of Successful Grant Writing

As we come out of a flurry of SAMHSA CCBHC-PDI and CCBHC-IA grant applications, we step into self-assessment and review to take a deep look at what worked well, what has changed or needs to be changed, and what needs and trends we believe … Read More


BY PRESIDENT & CEO DR. STEVEN A. ESTRINE “Leaders must make investments to enhance the individual’s transformative experience by providing personalized, high-touch, transparent and technologically advanced care, as CEOs report that clients’ evolving behaviors related to virtual care experiences and expectations for convenience are … Read More


BY PRESIDENT & CEO DR. STEVEN A. ESTRINE Every day, articles and reports emerge that discuss the erosion of our health and social service systems’ safety net. SAE Behavioral Health Consulting (SAEBHC), formerly known as SAE & Associates, has witnessed the negative impact of this … Read More

Implementing MAT During a Pandemic Environment

The need for additional treatment capacity for opioid use disorders in all forms is urgent. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdose deaths spiked to record levels of more than 93,000, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, were … Read More