- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is receiving a $2 million grant from the federal government to address various aspects of the state’s opioid crisis.

All 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories are receiving similar grants. They are to be used to increase access to opioid misuse prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Vermont’s congressional delegation announced the grant Thursday, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to a news release announcing the grant, opioid-related deaths have more than doubled since 2010 in Vermont. Scott said his administration is taking a comprehensive approach to combating the opioid crisis.


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