AUGUSTA — Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide treatment and recovery services for Mainers ages 12-24 who are struggling with substance abuse.

The senators say that the programs supported by this grant can make a big difference in many Mainers’ lives. Both say that combating the problem of substance abuse is essential for Maine to build safer, healthier and more prosperous communities.