U.S. Senate could approve $3.7B for opioid treatment and prevention

The Senate will vote on a 2019 budget bill that includes, $3.7 billion in additional funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.

As the number of opiate overdose deaths continues to rise, Congress is seeking to spend more money in an effort to combat the epidemic by providing more funding for treatment and prevention at the state and local levels.