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NY gets federal funds to fight addiction

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced that the state will get more than $9 million in federal funding to help the state fight opioid addiction.

The money will spread around to different agencies and services throughout the state.

Nearly $6 million will go to medication-assisted treatment with a focus on upstate areas. $2.1 million will pay for the creation of five new recovery centers in areas are believed to have a greater need for services.



The rest of the money will fund specialized treatment and recovery programs around the state.

One program that is expected to get a slice of the money helps connect recovering addicts with transportation so they can stay in treatment. Another group trains first responders on how to care for patients that are intoxicated.

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