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Mary Turner, Statewide Director for Alternative Opportunities Image by Alternative Opportunities
A non-profit based in Springfield is getting nearly five-million dollars in grant money that will go to help families dealing with substance abuse and their children who get caught in the middle of the mess.
Spokesman for Alternative Opportunities, Reggie McElhannon, says they're partnering with several agencies across the Ozarks that will include Greene, Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties.
He says meth gets a lot of attention, but there's a new batch of dangerous drugs out there.
He says keeping parents out of jail AND kids out of foster care saves the taxpayers a lot of money.
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