Viterbo enhances ability to “serve the underserved”

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW)  A 2017 study from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services estimated that 456,000 people in the state need treatment for addiction.

The same report estimates only 23 percent of those people receive it.

Viterbo University is working on that issue.

Debra Murray is the Director of the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program at Viterbo.

The Director of the Masters Program in Mental Health Counseling Debra Murray just announced a grant from the Health and Human Services Department that will contribute to their efforts.

The grant for $741,201 will support the University’s Vital Opioid Instruction through Community Based Experiential Initiative, also known as VOICE.  That initiative is designed to increase the number and preparation of graduate level health professionals.

Those professionals will provide opioid and other substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services for people of all ages.

Dave Solie

Dave Solie

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