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Catholic Health dedicates new drug treatment clinic in Amherst

Catholic Health System and community leaders Monday dedicated its new drug treatment center in Amherst.

The Sisters of Charity Hospital clinic, which will provide daily methadone doses and other services to people with addictions, opened in mid-August in an industrial park on John Glenn Drive.

The dedication comes 17 months after news of the system's plans to open a drug-treatment clinic on Millersport Highway in Eggertsville spurred opposition. In a compromise, Catholic Health agreed to find a new location and selected 210 John Glenn Drive.

The system spent about $600,000 on renovations to the building. Sisters expects 250 to 300 patients to receive methadone at the clinic within six months of its opening. That distribution will begin next month. The hospital already operated one clinic in Buffalo that provides methadone to patients.

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