Kinsella Treatment Center receives piece of $10 million grant to fight addiction

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BRIDGEPORT -

Sen. Chris Murphy joined state and local officials to help fight addiction in Bridgeport Friday.

Everyone gathered at the Kinsella Treatment Center to celebrate a large donation. 

The Bridgeport facility is one of several to benefit from a new $10 million grant. 

Local officials who deal with addiction say this is just one part of solving the drug problem in Connecticut. 

"Substance abuse is something we're still challenge by as a state," said Miriam Delphin-Rittmon of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. "We are continuing to see the overdoses go up but I'm feeling encouraged in that we have a number of initiatives across the state."

The grant will also allow the department to make medical-assistance treatment more accessible. 

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