KEYC - Minnesota Receives $17 Million Grant To Tackle Opioid Epidemic

Minnesota Receives $17 Million Grant To Tackle Opioid Epidemic

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Minnesota receives over $17 million to help tackle the opioid epidemic hitting communities statewide.
The State Opioid Response grant will provide around $8800 a year for the next two years to Minnesota.
The funds will be used to reach Minnesotans struggling with opioids with life-saving treatment quickly, reduce deaths from opioid overdose and to prevent opioid use disorder in Minnesota's most vulnerable communities.
About 50,000 Minnesotans received treatment for substance use disorder in 2017, and more than 11,000 hospital admissions were due to heroin and other opioids.
The new funding will be distributed through grants to Minnesota counties, tribes and community agencies to build on ongoing work, and expand services to new areas. That includes increasing the availability of emergency response drugs such as Naloxone and launching new efforts to bring an end to the opioid crisis

--KEYC News 12