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Michigan to receive $3.5 million for substance abuse prevention

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(10/17/12) - Michigan will get $3.5 million to help attack substance abuse.

The Michigan Department of Community Health announced the grant Wednesday.

Saginaw and Genesee counties are among the communities receiving funding.

The money will be used to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse, specifically among those between the ages of 12 and 25.

According to the Genesee County Community Mental Health, there has been an increase in abuse over the last few years. The organization believes the money will make a difference in the community.

The counties of Lake, Clare, Baraga, Roscommon, Gladwin, Luce, Muskegon and Wayne will get support, as well as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

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