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Grants to fund opioid treatment in underserved areas

Posted at 2:45 p.m. on January 4, 2018

The Brillion News

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded grants to four organizations to establish treatment services for opioid and methamphetamine addictions in areas of the state most in need of help.

Manitowoc County, which had high heroin addiction numbers, is among the counties targeted under one of the grants.

“Accessible addiction services are a vital part of our plan to treat Wisconsin’s opioid and methamphetamine problems,” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “People who are struggling with the chronic disease of addiction need supports close to home to help them manage their recovery. This investment moves us closer to our vision of everyone living their best life.”

DHS intends to contract with Family Health La Clinica of Wautoma, as well as a partnership of the health and human services departments in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties, to provide treatment for opioid addiction in Adams, Dodge, Juneau, Manitowoc, and Marquette counties.

More information about this new development will appear in the January 11 print edition of The Brillion News.



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