Hogan administration seeks to expand funding for addiction treatment, overdose prevention

The Hogan administration announced Thursday that it wants to increase state spending on addiction treatment and substance abuse prevention to escalate efforts that have so far failed to reverse an ever-increasing death toll from opioid overdoses in Maryland. The administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1 earmarks $248 million for substance abuse services, a 20 percent increase, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said during an event in Baltimore. The plan also would increase capital spending to make room for more treatment beds across the state. (Balt. Sun)

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