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.

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The grant funding is used by states to increase access to opioid prevention, treatment and recovery services.

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West Virginia has by far the highest death rate from drug overdoses in the nation.

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