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FADAA Announces $1 Million in Grants to Fight State's Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  
Posted by: Ashley Krainin
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 25, 2018 - The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) today announced it has received $1 million in funding from the Aetna Foundation to support two new programs aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic in the state. The announcement occurred during a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, D.C. which included honorary co-hosts, Sen. Bill Nelson, Rep. Gus Bilirakis and Rep. Stephanie Murphy who also provided opening remarks.

Funding will enhance and expand two of FADAA’s initiatives that address opioid abuse through strengthening community support and connecting patients with services aimed at treatment and recovery.