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Additional $12 M Headed to N.H. to Fight Opioid Crisis

New Hampshire will receive significantly more federal funding this year to combat the opioid crisis.

The money will come through an ongoing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant program to states.

The department has announced New Hampshire’s allocation will go up this year by about $12 million over last year’s levels. That’s a nearly 50 percent increase.

The grant is being used here to support an all-hours hotline and system of walk-in addiction care centers called The Doorway.

Governor Chris Sununu and members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation, who were instrumental in lobbying for the funds, cheered the announcement Wednesday.

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