Connecticut drug abuse prevention programs sharing $2M

HARTFORD - (AP) - Federal officials say more than $2million is coming to Connecticut programs that focus on preventingsubstance abuse among children and teens.

The 18 programs were recently picked for grants from the WhiteHouse Office of National Drug Control Policy. Of those, four arereceiving grant funds for the first time.

The programs are prevention councils, task forces, communityhealth groups and municipal substance abuse and alcohol abuseprevention services across Connecticut.

Thirteen programs are receiving $125,000 each. Grants for theother five programs range from about $46,000 to $100,000.

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd recently announced the grants.

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