Louisiana to receive $8.1M to help combat opioid addiction

The Advocate - Louisiana is in line to receive $8.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic.

The grant is part of $485 million the federal government has set aside to help states and territories with prevention, treatment and recovery services needs.

"We cannot continue to lose our nation’s citizens to addiction," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said in a letter to governors announcing the awards. "Through a sustained focus on people, patients, and partnerships, I am confident that together we can turn the tide on this public health crisis."