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State announces $95 million in funding to help fight opioid crisis in New Jersey

Gov. Murphy says the money is not coming from taxpayers but from settlements received from the opioid industry.

Matt Trapani

Feb 15, 2024, 10:46 PM

Updated 151 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that $95 million from the state’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund will be distributed to six different critical programs that are currently helping to combat the opioid crisis.
The governor says the money will help those struggling with drug addiction in more cities than ever before.
"It is proof that expanding support for our neighbors struggling with addiction, rather than throwing them behind bars, saves lives and improves community health more broadly,” Murphy said. “That is why the nearly $100 million investment we're announcing today will increase funding…from everything from harm reduction initiatives to addiction prevention and treatment programs to housing continuum and beyond.”
The governor says the money is not coming from taxpayers but from settlements received from the opioid industry.


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