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WNY awarded $1 million for addiction treatment

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 11:36:20-04

Niagara County is getting a boost in the fight against drug abuse.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that $1 million has been awarded to Horizon Village, a treatment provider, to help New Yorkers battling substance use disorders.

The money will go toward the creation of a new 25-bed treatment facility in Sanborn. It will offer a spectrum of addiction services including counseling, skills training and long-term support.

This is part of the Governor's commitment to add 270 treatment beds and 2,335 opioid treatment program slots across the state to help New Yorkers who suffer from substance use disorder.

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.