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NYS seeks input on drug recovery high schools

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 15:40:10-04

Today, Governor Cuomo announced two new actions to grow addiction treatment and recovery services for people across New York.

Up to $4.5 million in funding is available to develop nine open access centers. The centers will be open 24-7 to provide immediate assistance to people suffering from substance use disorders. 

A Request for Information has been released, asking for opinions on the development of two pilot recovery high schools. The recovery schools would offer services for students in grades 9-12 dealing with substance abuse. Officials say treatment and recovery services would be incorporated into the normal school environment.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said, "As co-chair of the NYS Heroin and Opioid Task Force, I have heard from families all across New York who have felt the impact of this deadly addiction. Open access centers will secure the supportive environments that our communities need and provide families with a place to turn in times of crisis."

Proposals and responses are due on October 31st.

The RFA can be viewed on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services site.