With the increasing number of drug users in today’s time, the demand for more addiction treatment facilities has been increasing as well. This is very important so that when a drug-addicted person decides to change or realizes that being addicted to drugs is the wrong decision in life, they can go to these facilities to seek help. This will give them hope that they can live a better life and be a better person.
In Lansing, they will have their very first open-access drug treatment center in Tompkins County, eventually providing services seven days a week. The Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County announced Monday the acquisition of a nearly 20,000-square-foot building at 2353 North Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing that will provide varying levels of treatment.
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The facility will contain 40 beds for medically supervised detox and stabilization, but more funding is needed and renovations will take place before the residential component is opened.
Beginning this month, the site will be the fourth location with an open-access facility in the state.
Open access centers help direct people to addiction treatment services by delivering immediate engagement, assessment and referral services for people suffering from a substance-use disorder. The others in the state are in Rochester, Staten Island and Syracuse.