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Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus, but states are nevertheless slashing addiction treatment program budgets 

28 days ago   |   By STAT

WASHINGTON - Drug overdoses have skyrocketed and demand for addiction treatment medicine has soared as the coronavirus pandemic continues. But many cash-strapped states are nevertheless slashing budgets for opioid crisis programs.
Oregon is poised to slash $69 million from the state's 2021 budget for behavioral health services. Colorado has already cut $26 million from its own. Georgia , New Jersey , Florida and Utah have also slashed millions for future substance use disorder programs, and in Minnesota , shortfalls in fees collected from pharmaceutical giants will translate into service...
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