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NY gets $9M in federal help to fight opioid addiction

New York state will receive more than $9 million in federal funds to broaden its fight against opioid addiction.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 10:58 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state will receive more than $9 million in federal funds to broaden its fight against opioid addiction.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced the new funding on Tuesday.

Of the total, nearly $6 million will go to medication-assisted treatment, with a particular focus on areas upstate. Another $2.1 million will pay for the creation of five new recovery centers in areas perceived to have a higher need for services.

The remaining amount will go toward specialized treatment and recovery programs in locations around New York state.

One program set to receive the funds focuses on connecting people in recovery with transportation so they don't fall behind on treatments. Another group receiving money trains first responders on how to care for patients that are intoxicated.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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