Today, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) is expanding the Rochester based detox facility that is operated by Helio Health. They have increased the number of beds available from 25 beds to 40 total in an effort to help those struggling with addiction. Additionally, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is providing an additional $1.3 million, in addition to the $450,000 that they already contribute annually, to help fund the 15 new beds.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force, stated, "We're aggressively working to combat the opioid epidemic in New York, and the expansion of Helio Health in Rochester will provide additional beds for residents of Monroe County battling addition and seeking services and support."
Expected to be operational by early 2019, the Helio Health facility is located at 1350 University Avenue in Rochester, New York.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, call the HOPEline toll free, 24/7 at:
1-877-8-HOPENY or visit FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov.