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Opioid Settlement Funds Allocated to Serve New Yorkers With Addiction

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Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announced that New York State has made available all the funding provided in the first year of the opioid settlement agreements. 

The funding, approximately $192.8 million, is supporting a variety of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery initiatives to help New Yorkers impacted by the opioid and overdose crisis. In total, New York is receiving more than $2 billion through various settlement agreements with opioid manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies that were secured by Attorney General Letitia James.

Hochul says these efforts are making a difference in communities across the state, and that they’re continuing to work to deliver further support and assistance so all New Yorkers can access the services they need through a series of initiatives to address all types of behavioral health needs.

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