R.I. receives $6.5M in federal grants to fight opioid addiction

Updated at 3:18 p.m.

RHODE ISLAND received $6.5 million in federal grants to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
RHODE ISLAND received $6.5 million in federal grants to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $6.5 million in State Targeted Response Opioid Crisis grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the state’s congressional delegation announced Thursday. Some of the funds come from 2019 federal appropriations legislation in the form of State Opioid Response Grants. This year allocation for the grant program…

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