- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Staten Island is getting a new facility to help addicts and their loved ones.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the opening this week of Next Step Resource and Recovery Center. The facility will provide 24-hour access to programs intended to help people struggling with substance abuse.

Services include peer coaching, job training and even recreation opportunities, all in a safe and substance-free area.

Cuomo says facilities like the recovery center are critical to giving New Yorkers the tools they need to break the cycle of addiction.

The center is funded through a $1.75 million grant from the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

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