Gov. Whitmer Announces New Strategy to Fight Opioid Crisis

The governor announced a new strategy in the fight against the opioid crisis in Michigan.

Monday Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $5 million for programs that help treat opioid addictions.

The plan also establishes more than $1 million in grants to hospitals.

It will help them develop pilot programs focused on long-term treatment of opioid use disorder.

One of those hospitals is Munson Medical Center.

The plan also looks to address opioid addictions in jail.

Governor Whitmer says opioid deaths more than tripled since 2011 in Michigan, and says the crisis continues hurt families all over the state.