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New tool helps New Yorkers battle drug addiction

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 14:02:27-05

New Yorkers have access to a new tool that will guide those battling drug addiction to treatment.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new web-based service in February. The new application collects bed availability from State-certified alcohol and substance use disorder treatment providers daily and makes it available in real-time on the agency's website.

"This new resource will help New Yorkers struggling with addiction more easily obtain the help they need to begin the path to recovery," Governor Cuomo said. "This commonsense application will help change lives and put us on a path for a stronger and healthier New York." 

The dashboard allows New Yorkers to find services in their area, as well as treatment beds specific to age or gender. Providers are expected to update information about available treatment on a daily basis.

If you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can find help by calling the State's HOPEline at 1-877-846-7369 or by texting HOPENY (467369).

You can find an OASAS-certified substance use disorder treatment provider on the NYS OASAS Find Help web page.