12/06/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 10:52
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) today announced the opening of a new addiction treatment program in the Mid-Hudson region. This program, operated by Lexington Center for Recovery, will provide a wide range of services for individuals impacted by addiction. OASAS is providing $200,000 to support the development of this program.
"We are continuing our efforts to expand important, lifesaving services into previously underserved areas, as we work to address the ongoing opioid and overdose epidemic," OASAS Commissioner Dr. Chinazo Cunningham said. "The opening of this program will give more people in the Mid-Hudson region a way to access vital services and supports that will support their health and well-being."
Services at the new program include medical assessments, medication for addiction including methadone, counseling, and peer services. This new program is located at 7 Dover Village Plaza, Suite 2 Dover Plains, New York 12522.
This facility is the third to be funded under the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Additional Location initiative, which is designed to increase OTP access in previously underserved areas and address the ongoing need for this type of treatment throughout New York State. This initiative is being funded through the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports oversees one of the nation's largest systems of addiction services with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 731,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers where our doctors, nurses, and clinical staff provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year.
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 at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.govor 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].