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Peoples-Stokes announces $150,000 for Horizon Health Services

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Horizon Health Services' Diversion Program in Buffalo is getting a financial boost from New York State.

Friday morning, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes announced the center will receive 150-thousand dollars to assist its services. The grant will support services including Horizon's Terrace House on Elm Street, which provides care up to nine months after the completion of treatment.
"The diversion program here provides in-patient rehabilitation services to men and women with alcohol, opiate and other substance abuse issues," said Peoples-Stokes. "The 24-hour services include integrated family support, counseling, nursing and medical care. The funding will allow Horizon Health to provide more quality services."

Advocates say recovery from addiction is not a short and simple task, thus it's important to provide support for long-term care.
"Individuals with addiction do not, and perhaps cannot, experience a long-term remission when they try to abstain," said Anne Constantino, president and CEO of Horizon Health Services. "Long-term abstinence and recovery requires multiple supports over a long period of time."
Horizon Health's comprehensive care includes up to nine months of counseling upon the completion of treatment. 

Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes work in broadcast and print media. When he joined the WBFO news staff in April 2015, it was a return to both the radio station and to Horizons Plaza.
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