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$10M in addiction treatment funding available from NY state

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January 09, 2019 09:34 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Millions of dollars in additional state funding is available for expanding addiction treatment services across New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $10 million will support development of dozens of new withdrawal and stabilization or residential treatment beds. The Democrat says the funding is being administered by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The money will be distributed through a request-for-applications process.

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State-approved withdrawal and stabilization programs are medically supervised. They offer medical assessment, information about recovery support, clinical services and medication to manage withdrawal symptoms.

State officials say residential services programs offer three key elements of treatment: stabilization, rehabilitation and reintegration.

The state has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years on programs dealing with the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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