Genesee County to get new inpatient addictions center

New state funding will lead to another inpatient residential site for addiction treatment in Western New York, as well as a major laboratory upgrades at Wyoming County Community Hospital. Both projects were funded in a new round of grants from the state Department of Health. The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Inc. received $4.7 million to build a 25-bed intensive residential substance use disorder treatment program, specifically targeting women and their children.  The facility…
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