Yates County’s opioid addiction treatment programs and others across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are among serving 16 high-needs counties receiving the bulk of $25.2 million in federal funding to enhance treatment services for people struggling with opioid use disorders.
Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency (FLACRA) will receive $1.4 million, and Trinity of Chemung County will receive $1.1 million.
The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) received the funding earlier this year through the Opioid State Targeted Response grant program administered by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. According to today’s announcement, the goal of the grant is to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet need, and reduce overdose-related deaths. The funding is being targeted to high-needs counties statewide and will be used for initiatives including mobile treatment, telehealth capabilities, the expansion of medication-assisted treatment, and statewide prevention and recovery programs.