Senator Fred Akshar speaks at the grand opening of the SBH Binghamton Evaluation Center, a new addiction treatment facility at the former Broome County Developmental Center. The facility will include 50 Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization beds (also referred to as Detox beds), and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is providing $1,500,000 in annual operational funding for the program. Syracuse Behavioral Health was selected as the facility operator through a Broome County Request for Proposals process.
Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization services offer medical assessment, information about recovery support, family treatment, clinical services, and medication to manage withdrawal symptoms. Detox programs are a short-term service that are designed to prepare and connect people to longer term treatment. The facility is also planning to offer longer term residential treatment services in the future.