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Two new beds at Addiction Crisis Center in Binghamton

Binghamton, NY – – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston joined New York State Senator Fred Akshar, a representative from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo’s office, Legislature Chairman Dan Reynolds, Legislator Scott Baker, Binghamton Mayor Rich David, members of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS), Fairview Recovery Services and more to announce an expansion at the Addiction Crisis Center on Court Street in Binghamton.

NYS OASAS has approved the addition of 2 beds at the Court Street facility, which brings the number of treatment beds to 20.

“This is another step toward solving the issue of opioid addiction in Broome County,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.  “These two new beds can make all the difference for people who are trying to overcome their addiction and we want to thank OASAS for approving this expansion.”

"We need to attack this crisis from every angle and at every level," said Senator Fred Akshar. "If adding two more beds means we can save even one more life, we're making progress."

“Increasing inpatient capacity is a critical component of our continued fight against opioid and substance abuse in the Southern Tier,” said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. “I appreciate this commitment from OASAS and I am working with my colleagues to finding additional ways to combat this epidemic which has reached a crisis level across the state.”

“Expanding access to treatment is our priority in the fight against addiction,” says New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez. “These additional treatment beds will give individuals from the Southern Tier and others additional opportunities to participate in treatment, so that they can get their lives back on track in a safe, community-based environment.” 

"While at first glance, the addition of two beds may seem like a minor change, for someone looking to get help in battling addiction, it can mean the world,” says Legislature Chairman Daniel Reynolds. “Continuing to provide increased access to treatment, along with education and prevention is vital to fighting this epidemic.”

“Any action to assist the efforts to curb drug addiction is welcome in the City of Binghamton. New York State officials and local leaders are united in our commitment to support more resources and coordination to help those battling addiction, recognizing that widespread opioid abuse has broad negative impacts on our local community,” says Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David.

“We are very grateful to our elected officials for supporting the need for additional beds at the Addictions Crisis Center and also to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for approving this expansion,” says Fairview Executive Director Michele Napolitano.  “Fairview’s mission is to assist people at every stage of addiction.  Many people start their recovery at the Addictions Crisis Center.”

The Addiction Crisis Center serves men and women, 18 and over, who are facing an alcohol or chemical dependency crisis that are in need of a safe sober environment.  Services include room and board in a structured, secure setting, medically monitored withdrawal services, 24 hour hotline, assessment for individual or group counseling and referrals to appropriate treatment.

These new beds come on the heels of an announcement at Fairview Recovery Services where they will expand services from 12 to 18 beds, including 2 beds for children of mothers with substance use disorder.

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01/27/2016 - 11:13am