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Two Louisville drug prevention programs snag federal funding

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Louisville drug prevention programs have gotten new federal funds to help continue their work.

Congressman John Yarmuth made the announcement Monday morning.

The 7th Street Corridor PAL Coalition and the Louisville Alliance for Youth each received $625,000 to use over the next five years. Both organizations work to help young people stay away from drugs and alcohol.

"We have the opportunity to stop the addiction cycle before it starts and help create healthier futures for young Louisvillians and their families," Yarmuth said. "I'm proud to support these community coalitions leading the way in preventing substance use among some of our most at-risk youth populations."

Yarmuth says the funds are a good investment in the future because 90-percent of adults with addiction problems began using before the age of 18.

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