Executive Council Approves Contracts to Fight Drug Crisis

Jul 14, 2016

Executive Councilors approved two contracts Wednesday that provide the state with more funding to address the opioid crisis.

About $3 million dollars will go into medical training, medication-assisted treatment, and information about substance use disorder.

Councilor Chris Pappas says he thinks these contracts will have an immediate impact in the state’s ability to handle the drug crisis.

“Make sure we get people the treatment they need; make sure that medications are available for people so they can get well and get over their substance use disorder,” he said.

The Council also approved blood testing for individuals whose water may have been contaminated with hazardous chemicals found in plastics. It tabled a request for more money to donate cars to low-income families.