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NYS OASAS announces award of $800,000 to expand opioid addiction treatment services in New York State

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) today announced the award of $800,000 to four Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) providers to establish new locations outside of their existing facilities. These programs will help to bring OTP services to currently underserved locations and continue to address the ongoing need for treatment throughout New York State.

“The treatment offered by OTP providers has been proven to save lives and improve long-term health outcomes,” OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said. “This is an important expansion that will bring these services to new areas and allow more New Yorkers to receive the critical addiction help that they need.”

These additional OTP services will be operated by existing providers, who can use this funding for building repairs and maintenance, including renovations, medical supplies and equipment, and furniture. Each of the providers below is receiving $200,000 in one-time funding, which is being provided to New York State through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Supplemental award and administered by NYS OASAS through a request for applications process.

OTP Additional Location Award Recipients:

  • Community Action Organization of Western NY OTP Erie County/Additional Location – Genesee County
  • Farnham, Inc. OTP Oswego County/Additional Location – Cayuga County
  • Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc. OTP Rockland County/Additional Location – Ulster County
  • Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc. OTP Dutchess County/Additional Location – Dutchess County

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).

Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, residential, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard or through the NYS OASAS website.

If you, or a loved one, have experienced insurance obstacles related to treatment or need help filing an appeal for a denied claim, contact the CHAMP helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or email at [email protected].

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