Clinton Proposes $7.5B Fund to Fight Addiction

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan for fighting drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, including a new $7.5 billion federal fund to help states tackle a problem afflicting 23 million Americans.

In an opinion piece in the Manchester Union Leader, a New Hampshire newspaper, Clinton set out five goals including empowering communities to prevent drug use among teenagers and making addiction treatment available to every person needing it.

“Twenty-three million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 in 10 get treatment,” she wrote in the piece posted on the Union Leader’s website on Tuesday.