State awards more grants to combat overdoses


State awards more grants to combat overdoses

These colored fentanyl pills have been used to entice young users, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Fentanyl is a highly potent, addictive opioid that has contributed to the rising number of overdoses and deaths. (Photo courtesy of the US DEA)

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded more grant funds to address opioid addiction and overdoses.

The announcement was made during International Overdose Awareness Day, which is Aug. 31.



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