By Associated Press - Saturday, July 25, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has announced $133 million in additional money for substance abuse treatment.

The announcement came Saturday at the National Governors Association summer meeting at The Greenbrier.

A news release says the Health Resources and Services Administration is adding $100 million for more substance use disorder services, with a focus on addressing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will also award up to $11 million a year for 11 states for medication-assisted treatment.

The 11 grants will provide up to $33 million over three years. The release did not name the states.



The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also is introducing a project that lets states receive federal funding to reimburse substance abuse treatment.

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