Mar 12, 2016 11:26 AM

State's health centers receive substance abuse money

The Associated Press

CONCORD - Four health centers in the state will receive a fresh round of grant funding from the federal government for substance abuse treatment services.

Centers set to receive the money are located in Somersworth, Colebrook, Nashua and Plymouth. The new funding is part of a $94 million grant to 271 health centers across the country.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the money will allow health centers to screen more patients and link them with treatment programs. Some of the money will also go toward training programs related to prescribing opioids.

The department says the funding will help treat 124,000 new patients.

In New Hampshire, lawmakers and medical boards have been working to revise the rules for prescribing opioids.

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