Almost 10 million dollar federal grant given to help the opioid crisis in Virginia

Roanoke, VA - The federal government is stepping in to curb the issue of opioid addiction in our region and across the commonwealth. 

The governor announcing Virginia will receive nearly ten million dollars to fight the crisis that is killing hundreds of Virginians.

In fact more than a thousand people died last year alone from an opioid overdose.

The money will be given to eighteen organizations that are responsible for providing treatment for opioid addiction, potentially five of them are in the southwest region.

The governor says he hopes to use the money for treatment and more staffing.

Addiction specialists say unfortunately they are seeing more cases everyday and the faces of addiction are becoming younger, but they say it can happen to anyone.

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