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Cuomo strengthens the pressure on addictions with new funding

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Staff writer ▼ | May 18, 2016
Addiction treatment
New York   Supporting on-call peer outreach services

Funding for family supports and on-call peer outreach services will be available in the Southern Tier, Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $1 million in funding to expand access to addiction treatment services and family supports in the Southern Tier, Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country.

The funding will support on-call peer outreach services to connect patients in hospital Emergency Departments to appropriate addiction treatment and a family support navigator program to assist families as they access substance use disorder care for a loved one.

Each county will receive $250,000 to support these new services. The initiatives were developed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

“Substance abuse has impacted the lives of many New Yorkers and their families and with this funding, we are helping to ensure more resources and treatment options are available to those in need,” Governor Cuomo said.

“This is one more step toward building a healthier and stronger New York for all.”

These new initiatives are the latest addition to the Governor’s multi-pronged approach to addressing substance use disorders in New York State. Services will be delivered by county-based addiction treatment providers.

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