The Obama administration is distributing more funding to help states deal with the devastating problem of Opioid abuse.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

The Department of Health and Human Services will distribute $53 million to 44 states, as part of increased effort to curb Opioid abuse.

The funding will focus on reducing over-prescribing of pain killers, increasing access to treatment and making sure the antidote Naloxone is widely available.

The administration is also calling on Congress to provide $1.1 billion in new money, saying legislation recently signed into law didn't do enough to expand treatment. That bill authorized $181 million in new spending.

Opioid abuse is one of the rare issues in which there has been bipartisanship in both the House and the Senate.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.