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$25M Coming to NYS for Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery

$25M Coming to NYS for Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) -- Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand announced more than $25M in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic across New York State.

The funding will be used to support prevention, treatment, and recovery programs.

The money is a part of what's called the "21st Century Cures Act".

This money is the first part of a two round funding plan.

According to the CDC, more than 33,000 people died from opioid related overdoses in 2015.