Governor Cuomo announces opening of young adult addiction treatment center in WNY

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 14, 2016

A first-of-its-kind substance abuse treatment center for young adults has opened its doors in Niagara County.

The Delta Village Treatment Center for Young Adults is a 25-bed facility, welcoming 18-28 year olds struggling with addiction. It's the first treatment center to receive certification under a residential design model, incorporating rehabilitation, reintegration and stabilization techniques to help young adults.

Delta Village puts an emphasis on family counseling, vocational and educational skills and trauma-informed care. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press release, "Substance abuse has wreaked havoc in the lives of far too many New Yorkers and this administration is leading the fight against addiction...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 Delta Village Treatment Center is part of Governor Cuomo's efforts to address the heroin and opioid epidemic spreading across the country and across WNY. The 25 beds at the center add to Cuomo's commitment to implement 270 beds and 2,335 treatment program slots across the state to help suffering New Yorkers.

In a release, 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.”

Horizon Village, a WNY substance abuse prevention provider, was awarded $776,000 to support new addiction services. WNY has also received state funding for a family support navigator.

Anyone struggling with substance addiction, or knows someone who is, can call the state’s HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).