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Senator Portman participates in discussion with local leaders on frontlines of the drug crisis

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TIFFIN, OH (TiffinOhio.net News) — Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a discussion with leadership from the Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, first responders, local elected leaders, and other regional stakeholders on the frontlines about local efforts to combat the drug addiction epidemic.

The discussion highlighted the nearly $790,000 in federal funding awarded to the Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Mental Health and Recovery Services Board in recent years. This includes $252,000 this year as part of the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant funding, funding Portman fought to secure, and more than $534,000 over the last two years in grants made possible by the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA).

“I had a productive meeting today with leadership from the Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, first responders, local elected leaders, and other regional stakeholders on the frontlines about how the drug epidemic is impacting communities throughout these counties,” said Portman. “I’ve worked to help secure federal opioid funding and this community is making terrific use of the grant money it has been awarded.  I know these additional resources will help save lives, and I will continue to work with local communities across Ohio to help ensure they have the support and funding they need to continue their good work.”

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