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Vt. gets $10 m grant for drug treatment program

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen have announced a $10 million federal grant to expand early intervention and treatment program for young adults at risk of alcohol and drug abuse.

They said Friday that the grant will fund a five-year project for screening, intervention, referral and treatment as part of regular health care practice for patients age 18 and older.

Shumlin says they want to make screening for substance abuse a routine part of health care, just like screening for high blood pressure or cholesterol.

The services will be available at 10 sites around Vermont with a goal of reaching about 90,000 Vermonters by 2018. One of the sites, the Community Health Center in Burlington, is expected to start implementing the program in the coming weeks.

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