Connecticut to receive funding to fight youth substance abuse

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(WTNH) — Connecticut is now getting federal funding to help prevent youth substance abuse.

$750,000 will go toward groups working to end the issue in several cities and towns, including Torrington, Naugatuck and Bridgeport.

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Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation released a statement that says, in part:

We all know the harrowing scourge of substance use and abuse in our cities and towns. With a focus on prevention, this grant will put us one step closer towards realizing safer, drug-free communities.”