NY seeks proposals for addiction Open Access Centers, Recovery High Schools

Note: This story by Claire Hughes originally appeared in Wednesday’s edition of the Times Union.

The Cuomo administration announced two actions Tuesday intended to expand addiction treatment and recovery services in New York.

First, the state is requesting proposals for organizations interested in running Open Access Centers, intended to be open 24/7 to provide immediate services and referrals to people dealing with substance abuse.

Second, the state is seeking information from Boards of Cooperative Educational Services and organizations that would partner with them to develop two recovery high school pilot programs. Recovery high schools are exclusively for students who have struggled with addiction to alcohol or drugs, have gone through treatment and want to stay clean.

The Times Union ran a story about them last year.

Matthew Hamilton