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State Funds New Mobile Medication Units in Central New York

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Helio Health and Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services share part of $1.6-million in state funding for addiction services providers.

The money is for new Mobile Medication units to treat substance use disorder. The goal is to save people a trip to pick up methadone and buprenorphine for treatment.

They are some of the first MMUs in New York, following a federal rule change allowing their operation by existing treatment program providers.

“Like far too many New Yorkers, my family has lost a loved one battling with addiction,” Governor Hochul said. “Physical distance or lack of transportation should never come between someone struggling with addiction and potentially lifesaving treatment. This first-of-its-kind program will break down barriers to resources for those seeking support and is a critical step in overcoming this public health crisis.”

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