Substance abuse funding available to groups

Substance abuse funding available to groups.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut community organizations will be able to seek newly available federal funding to help address youth alcohol use and prescription drug abuse.

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services recently received an $8.2 million federal grant over five years. DMHAS will distribute the funds through a competitive grant process to 11 community-level agencies located in medium- and large-size urban areas with a high rate of alcohol and other drug use.

This marks the second time Connecticut has been awarded funding under the Partnership for Success grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the funding dovetails with his Second Chance Society legislation, which attempts to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society and reduce and prevent addiction.

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