$6.1 Million to help combat opioid crisis in Louisiana

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U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy have announced a $6.1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will go to help combat the opioid crisis in Louisiana.

These grants are part of the second segment of the State Opioid Response Grants aimed at expanding access to treatments for opioid addictions.

“Thousands of Louisiana families are impacted by this devastating widespread crisis,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “This grant will help provide new addiction treatment and prevention options and will enhance state treatment programs.”

“While we take national action to reduce the supply of illegal opioids, we also must support local action to help those already affected by this crisis,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This grant provides support to the ongoing efforts to help those struggling with addiction in our state.”

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