Federal grant to help combat South Dakota's opioid epidemic

June 13, 2017 | Mark Walker, Argus Leader

South Dakota is getting help to train first responders on how to use an opioid overdose medication and expand access for addiction treatment services.

The U.S. Health and Human Services issued grants to states across the country to help fight the nation's growing opioid epidemic.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services was awarded $2 million to help fight the epidemic that has killed more than 180 South Dakotans in the last five years.

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