Elements of CNY has opened in the village of Liverpool, New York this week, introducing a new 75-bed residential addiction treatment facility to the region and new care options such as detox rehabilitation and reintegration.
Operated by Helio Health, the opening of the facility was made possible by $14 million in renovation funding provided by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. That office will also continue to provide more than $1.1 million in annual operational funding for the facility.
“The addiction epidemic has been a terrible scourge on our communities, but thanks to the hard work of the State and organizations like Elements of CNY, 2018 saw the first decline in overdose deaths in New York in a decade,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We’re not letting up the fight against addiction, and with the opening of this new center, we are continuing to lead the way by expanding services throughout the state to try to reach all those in need of treatment and support.”
In the facility, 55 of its beds are slated for stabilization and rehabilitation efforts. They are supplemented by 20 reintegration apartments. Patients will be able to register with the facility at whatever level meets their needs and receive individualized services accordingly. Residents will also receive counseling, skill-building and training, and recreational activities.
“The opioid epidemic affects individuals in every community across the state with more than one million New Yorkers battling addiction,” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the NYS Heroin and Opioid Task Force, said. “Although opioid overdose deaths have decreased for the first time in ten years outside New York City, we still have more work to do to end these tragedies. This new residential treatment facility in Central New York will provide vital care and a full range of services for individuals and families struggling with addiction in the area. This investment is part of our ongoing efforts to combat the epidemic, support the recovery process, and help save lives.”