Apr 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm
The U-S department of Health and Human Services will dole out some two-million dollars to North Dakota to help combat opioid addiction. The funding is the first of two rounds provided under the 21st Century Cures Act. The money is designed to support an array of prevention…treatment…and recovery services. States and territories were awarded funds based on rates of overdose deaths and addiction treatment.
Drug related overdoses claimed 61 lives in North Dakota is 2015 – 43 deaths in 2014.
Minnesota will received nearly five-point-four million dollars in funding.
KNOX / Doug Barrett