6 drug treatment facilities get $6 million in federal aid

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) – Six substance abuse treatment programs in high-risk communities in eastern Kentucky have received $6 million in federal aid.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell announced Monday in a statement that treatment centers in Corbin, Albany, Prestonsburg, Newport, Morehead and Ashcamp will receive $1 million each. The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is part of an initiative to reduce the number of overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.

The statement said deaths from opioids increased last year across the country, driven in part by the coronavirus pandemic.

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