First-of-its-Kind Treatment Center Offers Stabilization, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration Services For Young Adults Battling Addiction
Advances Governor’s Comprehensive Approach to Combating Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorder
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Delta Village, a first-of-its-kind substance abuse treatment facility for young adults, in Niagara County. The 25-bed facility, serving 18-28 year-olds, is the first treatment center to receive certification under the newly adopted residential redesign model, which integrates stabilization, rehabilitation and reintegration services. Catering specifically to the needs and interests of young adults, Delta Village prioritizes family counseling, vocational and educational skills, and trauma-informed care.
“Substance abuse has wreaked havoc in the lives of far too many New Yorkers and this administration is leading the fight against addiction,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new treatment facility will provide more young people in Western New York with the relief and support they need to recover and lead stronger and healthier lives.”
The new 25-bed program is yet another advance in the Governor’s ongoing efforts to address the heroin and opioid epidemic. These new beds will help fulfill the Governor’s commitment to add 270 treatment beds and 2,335 opioid treatment program slots across the state to help New Yorkers suffering from substance use disorder and to expand vital treatment and recovery resources.
As part of his multi-pronged approach to combating addiction, Governor Cuomo awarded Horizon Village, a Western New York substance use prevention provider, with a $776,000 annual grant to support these new addiction services. Western New York has also recently received State funding for a family support navigator and on-call peer crisis services, as well as $1.75 million for a Buffalo-based recovery and outreach center.
Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Senator Rob Ortt said, “Today marks an important moment for those battling substance abuse. Horizon’s new 25-bed facility signifies a way out for individuals who now have an opportunity to get off a waiting list and break the cycle of addiction. Ultimately, this treatment facility will save lives and help to win the war on heroin and opioid addiction.”
Assemblyman John Ceretto said, “This additional treatment facility for our region will help put people who are struggling with opioid addiction on the road to recovery. Adding these 25 beds for people who need assistance is an important asset to the community. We must continue to fight to curb the opioid abuse problem in our area.”
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said, “Addiction has touched every generation in New York State, and across the nation. These additional treatment beds at this state-of-the-art facility right on the Sanborn campus will provide young adults who are struggling with the disease of addiction with the services and supports they need. With treatment, these young New Yorkers can have every chance to live a positive, productive life in recovery.”
President and CEO of Horizon Health Corporation Anne Constantino said, “We are so grateful to Governor Cuomo for the opportunity to expand desperately needed treatment services for young adults in our community. These new resources will assist us in our mission to help individuals and their families to recover from the devastating effects of serious addiction.”
After listening to recommendations from New Yorkers across the State through his Heroin and Opioid Task Force, Governor Cuomo signed a comprehensive legislative package into law to further combat addiction in New York State. The package includes significant changes to insurance laws and regulations to ensure broader coverage of substance use disorder treatment and improve access to addiction treatment. The legislation also places limits on opioid prescriptions for acute pain; increases the opportunity for emergency evaluation for individuals incapacitated by drugs from 48 to 72 hours; requires training to improve connections to substance use disorder care upon hospital discharge; requires ongoing education about addiction and pain management for physicians and prescribers; and mandates pharmacists to provide information about risks of substance use disorder to clients, among other efforts.
In addition, under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services continues to strengthen statewide public awareness efforts to improve the understanding of the disease of addiction and point New Yorkers to resources where they can get help.
Resources for New Yorkers Struggling with Addiction
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369). New Yorkers can find an OASAS-certified substance use disorder treatment provider any time by using the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard. For help with accessing care and insurance coverage, visit the Access Treatment page on the OASAS website.
Visit www.combatheroin.ny.gov for more information on addressing heroin and prescription opioid abuse, including a Kitchen Table Tool Kit to help start the conversation about the warning signs of addiction and where to get help. For additional tools to use in talking to young people about preventing underage drinking or drug use, visit the State’s Talk2Prevent website.
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