- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Long Island is getting two new facilities intended to help those struggling with addiction.

State officials recently announced the start of construction on a facility in Suffolk County that will have 25 treatment beds for women struggling to overcome addiction. The $4.6 million center will open in the spring of 2018.

Officials also announced the opening of a second facility in Nassau County focused on helping teens in recovery. It’s one of several similar facilities known as “clubhouses” planned for around the state. Each one is intended to be a safe, drug-free space for young people to connect with peers and the services they need to stay healthy.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the two facilities are “vital tools” in the state’s fight against addiction.

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