North Dakota Opioid Deaths on the Rise

The state will provide $180,000 to each of six successful community applicants

 

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota recorded 61 drug-related overdose deaths in 2015.

That was an increase from 43 deaths in 2014 and 20 in 2013.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is now encouraging communities to apply for funding to address the opioid crisis.

The goal is to identify gaps and strengthen existing community prevention and treatment efforts and infrastructure.

The state will provide $180,000 to each of six successful community applicants.

Communities must apply by July 21 with the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

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