October 2, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Addiction Treatment Center in the Southern Tier

New Facility Provides Addiction Treatment Services Tailored For Women, Mothers


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the grand opening of a new $3.6 million Fairview Recovery Services, Inc. women's facility in Binghamton. The new disorder treatment facility is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to offer treatment and accommodations for women, specifically offering mothers the opportunity to have their children stay with them during treatment.

"This state-of-the-art facility will help women in the Southern Tier who are suffering with addiction receive the help they need, while also allowing mothers to continue to be close to their children," Governor Cuomo said. "This approach will help families through a very difficult time and bring us one step closer to a stronger, healthier, New York for all."

The new Fairview Recovery Services facility, located at 8 Clapham Street, Binghamton, features 16 beds for adult women and two beds for women with children. The facility also includes new clinical and treatment program areas, and recreational space. The center will focus on serving women from Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga counties, and will welcome women from other parts of the state as well. Fairview also has a 24-bed community residence for men at its Merrick Street campus, near the new women's facility.

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, in partnership with OASAS, supported this project with $3.6 million in funding and provided management services guiding the project from design through construction and completion. In addition, NYS OASAS will provide ongoing annual operational funding to the facility.

Executive Director of Fairview Recovery Services, Inc. Michele Napolitano, MSEd, CRC, CASAC said, "Fairview Recovery Services' new Women's Community Residence will expand to allow mothers and children to remain together in care that supports family permanence and offers hope and encouragement for women to begin a new life. We know that addiction can harm not only the individual, but can also tear apart families. Mothers in recovery face many obstacles, the potential loss of their children being one of the most serious. But we've seen firsthand at Fairview that lives and relationships can be healed and obstacles can be overcome. We thank Governor Cuomo and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for their support in adding these important services for women."

This new facility is the latest to come from the partnership between NYS OASAS and Fairview, which also includes an increase from 18 to 22 beds at Fairview’s medically monitored detoxification program at 247 Court Street in Binghamton.

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369). New Yorkers can find an OASAS-certified substance use disorder treatment provider any time by using the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard on the NYS OASAS website. For additional help with accessing substance use disorder care and obtaining insurance coverage, visit the Access Treatment page also on www.oasas.ny.gov.

Visit www.combatheroin.ny.gov for more information on addressing heroin and prescription opioid abuse, including a Kitchen Table Tool Kit to help start the conversation about the warning signs of addiction and where to get help. For additional tools to use in talking to young people about preventing underage drinking or drug use, visit the State's Talk2Prevent website.

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