Southwest Ohio receives $2.1M to help address opioid crisis

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Three Southwest Ohio counties have collectively received $2.1 million in grant funding to in their mission to prevent and treat those addicted to opioids.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program awarded Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act grants to Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties, which will support the development of partnerships between first responders and treatment providers who respond to overdoses.

“These CARA grants will help our law enforcement and first responders on the frontlines in Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties to combat this crisis as we work together to help turn the tide of addiction,” said U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, who introduced CARA which was signed into law in 2016.

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