Addiction Services Locally Get New York State Funding
New York State Senator Fred Akshar says several Southern Tier agencies are getting state funding for heroin and opioid education, prevention and counseling.
The Republican says $385,000 is being shared by Lourdes Youth Services, Chenango County Behavioral Health, the Addiction Center of Broome County and CASA Trinity.
Lourdes Youth Services is getting $175,000 for school-based prevention counseling. CASA Trinity is being allocated $95,000 for school-based counseling and an opioid and heroin awareness campaign. $70,000 is going to Chenango County Behavioral Health for a program targeting students between 11 and 13 years old while $25,000 will be used by the Addiction Center of Broome County for a kitchen expansion, security upgrades and ambulatory detox.