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Nearly $31 million in new federal funding is being sent to Connecticut to help combat the opioid epidemic.  Danbury-based Connecticut Institute for Communities will receive $285,000 to help expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services.  The state Department of Public Health received $3.6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support state efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including to support work by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Funding was also set aside to purchase 10,000 doses of naloxone, a medication to reverse opioid overdoses, for distribution throughout the state.