TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona is getting $3.1 million from the federal government to prevent and stop opioid addiction. This is part of more than $144 million in national grants from the U.S. Department of Health Services.
Federal officials say the money will be used to train responders in using overdose-reversing drugs, like Naloxone, and improving access to medication-assisted treatment.
Much of the funding will also go towards helping treat babies born addicted to opioids and rehabilitating their mothers.
Long-term recovery treatment services will also be improved.
The grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.