Ad­dic­tion treat­ment cen­ters to open in Suf­folk, Nas­sau

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - STATE NEWS -

Long Is­land is get­ting two new fa­cil­i­ties in­tended to help those strug­gling with ad­dic­tion.

State of­fi­cials re­cently an­nounced the start of con­struc­tion on a fa­cil­ity in Suf­folk County that will have 25 treat­ment beds for women strug­gling to over­come ad­dic­tion. The $4.6 mil­lion cen­ter will open in the spring of 2018.

Of­fi­cials also an­nounced the open­ing of a se­cond fa­cil­ity in Nas­sau County fo­cused on help­ing teens in re­cov­ery. It’s one of sev­eral sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties known as “club­houses” planned for around the state. Each one is in­tended to be a safe, drugfree space for young peo­ple to con­nect with peers and the ser­vices they need to stay healthy.

Demo­cratic Gov. An­drew Cuomo says the two fa­cil­i­ties are “vi­tal tools” in the state’s fight against ad­dic­tion.

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