Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announced that New York State has made available all the funding provided in the first year of the opioid settlement agreements.
The funding, approximately $192.8 million, is supporting a variety of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery initiatives to help New Yorkers impacted by the opioid and overdose crisis. In total, New York is receiving more than $2 billion through various settlement agreements with opioid manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies that were secured by Attorney General Letitia James.
Hochul says these efforts are making a difference in communities across the state, and that they’re continuing to work to deliver further support and assistance so all New Yorkers can access the services they need through a series of initiatives to address all types of behavioral health needs.