A Operated by VIP Community Services, an opioid treatment program (OTP) in the Bronx, a “ribbon cutting” was held last month for the first mobile methadone van in New York state. The state’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). The mobile unit will provide a wide range of addiction services and other medical care in the New York City area.

The program is supported with $550,000 in federal funding under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Supplemental Grant, administered by OASAS.

“This new mobile medication unit will serve a vital role in supporting our vision to meet people wherever they are, by allowing Bottom Line… Rhode Island’s nationally prominent opioid treatment program operator is developing an innovative “one stop shop” site as it also prepares for the launch of the first state sanctioned and state-regulated overdose prevention center. providers to bring services to those in need, in their communities, and addressing barriers that keep people from receiving treatment,” said OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., in announcing the launch on July 20. “It will allow more people to access medication for addiction, which is a proven, effective, and safe treatment, and will support their longterm health.”

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