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Horizon Village Takes Over Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS)

January 13th, 2014

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On January 1, 2014, Horizon Village become the operator of Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services at the 291 Elm Street facility in Buffalo, NY.

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS) has been a provider of addiction treatment services in Erie County for many years. Sadly, ADDS was experiencing significant financial and clinical issues and ceased operations on December 31, 2013.  Horizon was asked by New York State and Erie County to step in and take over services in order for operations to continue and remain uninterrupted.

The 291 Elm Street facility contains 28 detox beds and 31 inpatient rehabilitation beds.

“This is something that we wanted to do and felt strongly that we could do successfully.” said Anne Constantino, President and CEO of Horizon.  “These services are vital resources in WNY and all of us at Horizon are committed to assuring that they remain available.”

Horizon will operate ADDS for a minimum three-month transition period and then evaluate where things stand.  It is Horizon’s intention to assess the situation, hire and train staff and continue providing the necessary services as fast as effectively and efficiently as possible.

The Renaissance campus (Kids Escaping Drugs) was one of the programs run by ADDS.  The Board of Kids Escaping Drugs has taken over those operating certificates and saved it from the demise of ADDS.  ADDS also operates halfway houses.  The State and County are talking with Cazenovia Manor to continue to operate those important recovery homes.

For more information, please contact us at 716.831.1800.

About Horizon Health Services
Horizon Health Services is the largest and most comprehensive provider of fully integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery services, with 17 outpatient sites serving Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties.  In addition Horizon Village, a 50-bed inpatient facility operates in Niagara County, where a 25-bed Veterans Treatment Facility is now complete on the campus.  Horizon’s Primary Care and Wellness Center which is adjacent to Horizon Village offers medical, psychiatric and recreational services to all campus residents.  2013 marks the fifth consecutive year Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York, and Business First Best Place to Work.  For more information about Horizon, visit www.horizon-health.org.

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