New York is sending more than $3.4 million to 14 addiction treatment providers in the state in order to help them create integrated outpatient treatment programs.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's office announced the funding on Tuesday as part of an effort to help New Yorkers who are seeking treatment for substance abuse disorders and receive access to mulitple services on one site.
"Ensuring access to necessary treatment for addiction is an important, ongoing goal of my administration," Gov. Hochul said. "Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, no matter their background. It is vital that we continue our work to support comprehensive programs that expand access to care and resources for New Yorkers and their families who need it most."
The programs are part of a new effort to designed to address treatment needs in New York. A rise in overdose deaths has been recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching record levels in New York as well as nationwide.
"The comprehensive approach offered by these new facilities will help address some of the barriers that people may face when seeking treatment," Office of Addiction Services and Supports Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said. "These programs will expand access to important, life-saving addiction treatment and bring multiple services together under one roof to help people better connect to the support and resources they need."