Statement

June 14th, 2017

CONTACT:
Sheila Vargas
Direct: (603) 731-8051
Email: svargas@new-futures.org
Communications Director
New Futures

STATEMENT FROM NEW FUTURES  REGARDING COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE DECISION ON ALCOHOL FUND IN THE STATE BUDGET 

Concord, NH - “New Futures is extremely troubled by the Committee of Conference decision to move forward with a state budget that gives the Governor the ability to divert needed funding for Substance Use Disorder services from the Alcohol Fund. This alarming move by Committee of Conference members will have significant negative impacts on existing contracts in prevention, treatment and recovery services in New Hampshire. Weakening the addiction treatment system in the midst of New Hampshire’s devastating opioid crisis will place the lives of people struggling with addiction at risk. This irresponsible decision by the Committee cannot be overstated, and will be felt for years to come, as our public health crisis will only intensify without long-term sustainable investments.”

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