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Governor Kemp awards $13 million in settlement funds to combat opioid crisis

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File Gov. Brian Kemp

Governor Brian Kemp announced today an award in funds of just over $13 million in an effort to fight the opioid crisis in Georgia.

These funds came as a result of a settlement between the State of Georgia and McKinsey & Company, and are intended to address opioid misuse and to be invested in opioid abatement strategies.

The settlement funds will be distributed between the Department of Law, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Public Health.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said, “With the alarming increase in opioid overdose throughout the pandemic, these funds will make an immediate impact by allowing our public health agencies to connect even more Georgians with support services to recover and rebuild their lives.”