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Hudson Valley To Receive Millions To Fight Growing Heroin Epidemic

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The Hudson Valley is getting millions of dollars to help fight the heroin and opioid epidemic.

 

On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to invest in local addiction treatment, community prevention and recovery programs targeted toward chemical dependency, residential service opportunities, public awareness and education activities.

$213 million is going to battle heroin and opioid epidemic across the state.

“We have made significant progress in combatting the devastating heroin and opioid epidemic in New York, but this crisis continues to plague our communities and we must do everything in our power to combat each facet of this complex health emergency,” Gov Cuomo said. “This comprehensive investment addresses each component of heroin and opioid addiction – prevention, treatment, and recovery – to help individuals and families break this cycle of misery, save lives and create a stronger, healthier state for all.”

Locally, the Hudson Valley will receive $19 million.

The funding supports opioid treatment slots, 24/7 urgent access centers, community coalitions, family support navigators, peer engagement programs, adolescent clubhouses and community outreach centers.

The $213 million investment include:

  • $145 million for community-based providers
  • $65 million for 8,000 residential treatment beds
  • $9 million for housing units
  • $41 million for opioid treatment programs
  • $21 million for outpatient services
  • $9 million for crisis/detox programs
  • $27 million for state-operated addiction treatment centers
  • $6 million for Naloxone kits and training
  • $25 million for expanded programs, including family support navigators, peer engagement and 24/7 urgent access centers

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