opiod crisis

Alabama Getting $6.3 Million to Fight Opioids

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state of Alabama is getting $6.3 million in federal funding to help fight opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced grants last week to help fund community health centers and rural groups combatting the sometimes-deadly painkillers. The money will also be used for schools that are working to expand and improve…

Governor Ivey’s Council to Combat Alabama’s Opioid Crisis Holds First Meeting

Many public health, law enforcement and government officials have come together under Governor Ivey’s order to combat the opioid crisis in Alabama head on. Gov. Kay Ivey’s council to study opioid addiction is a modified order of former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Attorney General Steve Marshall, serves as one of the council’s 3 co-chairs, he says “what we’ve been able…