substance abuse

New England News
6:20 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Mass. Aims To Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health

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Massachusetts will provide $8 million to 22 organizations offering mental and behavioral health services.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

MA Providing $8M For Behavioral Health Programs

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Massachusetts will provide $8 million to 22 organizations offering mental and behavioral health services.

State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced the Behavioral Health Grant program Tuesday. In a statement, Coakley says part of the effort is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse.

The AG’s office awarded Pittsfield-based Berkshire Health Systems $500,000 to connect care providers and patients in rural areas.

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Hudson Valley News
12:21 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Federal Funding Helps Substance Abuse Programs In Two NY Counties

A New York Congresswoman says federal funding is headed for some Hudson Valley organizations to help fight substance abuse.

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New England News
3:19 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Berkshire Lawmaker Files Bill to Support Recovering Addicts

A Massachusetts legislator in Berkshire County is sponsoring a bill that would require health insurers in the state to allow victims of substance abuse greater access to recovery treatment.

4th Berkshire District Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli, a democrat, is one of four co-sponsors of the so-called healthcare parity bill. The legislation would require health insurance providers in Massachusetts to pay for the continuing treatment of individuals recovering from substance abuse.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco - "Charlotte’s Law"

Recently a woman was arrested in Ballston Spa in Saratoga County for driving while intoxicated, and even though this was the seventh time she was charged with D.W.I. , she still had a valid driver’s license. That would not be allowed under a bill from Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco of Schenectady and Saratoga counties who says repeat drunken and dangerous drivers should have their licenses taken away. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.