HRSA Loans Available for Treatment Professionals

Health Resources & Services Administration

Plus: Hazelden and NAADAC webinars, Crouse Health opens a treatment center, and an addiction specialist job opening

By: Angela Zhou

New & Next: Community

SUD Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that applications are open for its $28 million Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP). The program will provide up to $250,000 in eligible education loan repayment funds for those working in the field of addiction treatment. The deadline to apply is 7:30 p.m. EST on July 22. The HRSA will host multiple STAR LRP Q&A sessions leading up to the deadline.

New & Next: Webinars

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: Meth Treatment

On June 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will host the webinar “Treating Meth Addiction: Pharmacological Options.” Prevention specialist Ian Groves will discuss “gateway drugs” and their potential for causing progressive drug use. Registration is open.


On June 18 from 12 to 2 p.m. EST, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will stage the webinar “Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGBTQ+ Clients.” NAADAC members will earn 1.5 CEs for free, and non-members will earn 1.5 CEs for $20. Anyone can participate in the webinar for free, and registration is open.

New & Next: Treatment Centers

Crouse Hospital New Treatment Center

Central New York’s Crouse Health, is set to open a new treatment center on June 19. Called Pomeroy Treatment Center, it will house outpatient treatment programs for those struggling with drug or alcohol addictions.

Crouse Health
Crouse Health is ready to zero in on addiction care with its new treatment center.

Kimberly Boynton, president and CEO of Crouse Health, says the opening signifies a renewed emphasis on addiction treatment. “The focus has been on the [COVID-19] pandemic and not the opioid epidemic, so we need to turn our focus back to that,” she says.

New & Next: Job Opportunities

Management & Training Corporation

Management & Training Corporation is seeking an addiction treatment specialist at its Burnet, Texas, location. Those interested can apply here.