- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is highlighting his efforts to help drug addicts get treatment with a visit to a treatment coordination center.

Christie toured the Interim Management Entity program set up by Rutgers University’s Behavioral Health Care center in Piscataway on Friday.

The state is spending $2.3 million this year on the program that acts as a one-stop shop for people looking for treatment. Christie has proposed a $400,000 increase for the program in his budget for the next fiscal year.

Christie says that those battling drug and alcohol addiction shouldn’t need to keep track of treatment options on their own.

The IME’s hotline is staffed around the clock at 1-844-276-2777.

The Republican governor has made drug treatment a priority in New Jersey.

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