Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Million Available to Expand Addiction Treatment Services in the Bronx and Brooklyn
Funding Will Add Up to 150 Residential Treatment Beds to Help Those Suffering From Substance Use Disorders
Governor Andrew M. Cuomotoday announced the availability of up to $4.5 million in operational funding to expand addiction treatment services in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The funding will add up to 150 residential treatment beds and help residents suffering from substance use disorders get the help they need to combat addiction.
"Addiction is a deadly and devastating scourge on society, and New York is taking aggressive action to combat this epidemic and restore hope to communities and families," Governor Cuomo said. "This funding will help increase access to quality treatment services for Bronx and Brooklyn residents who are looking to get on the road to recovery and help create a stronger, healthier New York for all."
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the Heroin and Opioid Task Force, said, "New York is committed to combating the opioid crisis and providing crucial treatment and services to New Yorkers who need it. This epidemic knows no limits. Through this investment, we will focus on Brooklyn and the Bronx and provide critical resources to people struggling with addiction and help to ensure the health and safety of residents across both boroughs."
OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said, "Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, we continue to make great strides in combatting the disease of addiction in New York State. The availability of these new treatment beds will be a lifeline for many people and provide the care necessary for them to live healthy, substance-free lives."
The funding will cover the operational costs of adding up to 100 residential treatment beds to the Bronx and up to 50 beds in Brooklyn. The substance use disorder providers who will deliver the services will be selected through a competitive Request for Proposals process administered by OASAS. The RFP can be viewed here. Responses to the RFP are due April 16, 2018.
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state's toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.
Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction. For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the State's Talk2Prevent website.
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