ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — New York will soon develop treatment programs to address opioid use disorder across the state.
According to the governor’s office, eight point six million dollars in funding will support multiple providers through the New York State Opioid Settlement Fund.
The governor’s office says that the programs will make it easier for New Yorkers seeking treatment for a substance use disorder to access multiple services in one location.
“Like too many New Yorkers, I know what it’s like to lose a family member to the disease of opioid addiction,” Governor Hochul said. “These innovative outpatient treatment programs tap Opioid Settlement Fund money in order to greatly expand and enhance our services and address the harm that this epidemic has caused countless New Yorkers.”
According to a report released by the state department of health, fentanyl is now involved in most overdose deaths state-wide.