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ASAP, legislators call for $15M to curb opiate abuse

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A state substance abuse association and several legislators are calling for $15 million in the 2014-15 budget to fund prescription drug recovery and treatment programs statewide. From 1991 to 2010 the number of people who were consumers of prescription opiates increased by 40 million, according to the state Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers. “You can buy a bag of heroin for less than what it costs for a pack of cigarettes,” said John ...

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