$10 million in funding will pay for up to 40 withdrawal and stabilization treatment beds in NY
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:15 am

Up to $10 million in capital funding is available to expand addiction treatment services and will support the development of up to 40 new beds across New York state.

The funding will support the development of up to 40 new withdrawal and stabilization or residential treatment beds across the state, according to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office.

"Addiction is a scourge on our society that has devastated communities and families across the entire state," Governor Cuomo said.

Medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization programs offer medical assessment, information about recovery support, family treatment, clinical services and medication to manage withdrawal symptoms. These programs are a short-term service designed to prepare people for and connect them to longer-term treatment.

Residential services programs offer structured treatment and recovery services for people affected by an addiction. Services can include counseling, training, and recreational programs.

Priority for funding through this RFA will be given to providers in areas where these services are not currently available. Selected applicants must develop and support a minimum of 16 beds up to a maximum of 40 beds. Funding is only available for new beds, not conversions of currently operating programs. The RFA can be viewed here. Responses are due by Feb. 19.

The funding is being administered by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and will be distributed through a Request for Applications process.

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).

Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found visiting FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.

Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction.

For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the state's Talk2Prevent website.