Obama proposes $1.1 billion in new funding to address the prescription opioid addiction


The White House released it's budget allowance for opioid treatment for states.

The proposal gives 1.1 billion dollars for people seeking help with their addiction.

Specifically to treatment centers such as the Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services in Chattanooga.

CADAS director Paul Fuchcar said "This from a country where over 99 percent of all hydrocodone prescribed in the world is in the United States. Of that Tennessee ranks second in consumption, so that's a problem."

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