Christie Announces $35 Million in Funding for Opioid Treatment Services

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In about two weeks, New Jersey's Governor-elect Phil Murphy will be taking over but that isn't slowing down Governor Chris Christie who is continuing his fight against the opioid crisis.

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On Tuesday, January 2nd, Christie announced that the State of New Jersey has awarded more than $35 million in funding to provide intensive services to those with severe opioid use disorders, in addition to pregnant and postpartum mothers and older adults with opioid painkiller dependencies.

There is also an additional $8.6 million pending for performance-based incentive grants.

Christie says the funding will help support the type of integration of behavioral and primary health care that treats the whole individual.

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