Ohio Getting $56-million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--Ohio is spending millions more on the opioid epidemic.  

The state's Controlling Board voted to devote 56-million-dollars in federal grant money to fight the drugs and will give the money to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  

Federal funds will be used to improve the training of those responding to the epidemic and expand prevention efforts by providing opioid antidote Narcan.  

Another grant is available to the State Opioid Response team and the money could be used to fight the epidemic in rural areas.

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