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New Hampshire gets nearly $12M to fight opioid epidemic

March 21, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and Gov. Chris Sununu are welcoming nearly $12 million in additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced the funding Wednesday.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said the resources will help save lives. Sen. Maggie Hassan said she’s pleased the Trump administration heeded calls for additional funding.

Rep. Annie Kuster said the funding will help bolster local efforts to expand prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery. Rep. Chris Pappas said in order to build out the state’s hub and spoke system and expand access to treatment, New Hampshire needs sustained federal funding.

Sununu said he made a strong request for supplemental funding.

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