$10M in NY state funding awarded for detox programs

February 28, 2018 05:22 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A total of $10 million in state funding has been awarded to five providers who will offer detox programs for New Yorkers suffering from addiction withdrawal.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that 84 beds for the Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services will be overseen with around-the-clock care for people under the influence of alcohol or opioids and will connect addiction sufferers to long-term treatment services.
The Democrat says the funding will allow service providers to people in underserved areas get the help they need.
The new detox beds will be located in the Albany area, the Mid-Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes region, the North Country, and the Southern Tier.
The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will provide capital funding for construction for each program.

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