CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news release Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Flood Warnings And Advisories, Falling Temperatures
The grant funding is used by states to increase access to opioid prevention, treatment and recovery services.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Continues To Ramp Up Throughout Allegheny County
West Virginia has by far the highest death rate from drug overdoses in the nation.MORE NEWS: Two People Escape Late Night Monessen Fire After Being Trapped Inside Home
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