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50 residential treatment beds to be set up

Residential treatment beds for 50 people with substance abuse problems will be set up in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region under a $2 million funding plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The facilities, either one 50-bed site or two 25-bed sites, will expand statewide efforts to help addicts recover from heroin and opioid habits. Those include opioid treatment programs in Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, Peekskill, Troy, Plattsburgh, Utica and Watertown and other residential treatment facilities on Staten Island and in Albany, Niagara, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

The funding will be administered by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The site or sites that are selected will receive up to $2 million annually to support their operations. More information is available on the OASAS website.