The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) today announced the opening of a new Integrated Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) on Long Island. The facility, operated by Outreach Development Corporation, will operate six days a week, providing addiction treatment and resources to people on Long Island. This program is being supported with a one-time grant of $206,000 in federal funding administered by OASAS, as well as more than $1.1 million in annual state funding.
“This new program will bring much-needed services to Long Island, and will help people access treatment and support closer to where they live.” OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said. “It is critical that we continue to work on establishing these types of facilities throughout New York, and help to support all New Yorkers who have been impacted by addiction.”
This program is part of an initiative designed to develop more patient-centered care models, and to expand access to a range of services throughout New York State to address the opioid and overdose crisis. They are focused on bringing comprehensive services, including medication for opioid use disorder, together under one roof, and making it easier for people high-need areas to access treatment and other resources in a single location.
Earlier this year, OASAS awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal funding received through the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Supplemental Award to support the creation of these programs throughout the state.
The new facility will be co-located with the Outreach Recovery Center at 998 Crooked Hill Road, Building 5 in Brentwood and will offer integrated services for addiction, including all three types of FDA-approved medication for addiction, as well as counseling, education, connections to other services, and peer support. The facility will utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered approach.
Outreach President and CEO Debra Pantin said “Outreach is pleased to partner with OASAS and Suffolk County on this important initiative, which will help to save lives in the community.”
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports oversees one of the nation’s largest substance use disorder systems of care with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 680,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers where our doctors, nurses, and clinical staff provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year.
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, residential, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.
If you, or a loved one, have experienced insurance obstacles related to treatment or need help filing an appeal for a denied claim, contact the CHAMP helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or email at [email protected].