- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - State officials have officially cut the ribbon on a new $26 million substance abuse treatment facility on New York City’s Wards Island.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other dignitaries celebrated the new 231-bed George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery on Wednesday. The center is housed in a historic hospital and will serve young women, mothers and seniors battling addiction. The facility is operated by Odyssey House, a New York City-based treatment provider.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not attend the ribbon cutting but praised the new facility, saying it is part of a broader state effort to ensure that all New Yorkers struggling with addiction have access to quality care.

Cuomo’s administration also announced the opening of two additional community recovery centers in the Bronx and Queens.

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