The state of New York is investing into addiction disorder recovery by opening 14 new treatment centers in the state. The treatment centers will open in response to more than $5 million in funding from the state’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
With locations throughout the state, the addiction recovery centers will be operated by local organizations. Additionally, some of the funding will go toward the expansion of two existing recovery centers. The expansion supports the state’s strategic plan to offer more individuals addiction treatment, the new centers bring the total number of available facilities to 25.
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction disorder services systems, with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people, and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year.
This was reported by My Twin Tiers on March 2, 2019.
Contact Information: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203; (518) 473-3460; Website: www.oasas.ny.gov