VA Western New York Healthcare System
VA Substance Abuse Specialty Treatment Services Open House
July 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2013
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell: (716) 512-9338
Fax: (716) 862-8755
Veterans have an updated unit to assist them with substance use recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at VA Western New York Healthcare System. On Thursday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., an open house for the unit will be held on 10C at 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo. The 10,000 square foot unit offers expanded privacy and therapeutic space, in a more home-like environment.
Program components include a substance abuse outpatient treatment clinic, Buprenorphine (Opiate
replacement) clinic, substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program, impaired driver evaluations
and treatment, detoxification triage service, behavioral tobacco cessation services and an immediate access walk in clinic Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Combined programs served almost 1,000 Veterans last year. There is also close collaboration with Veterans Courts throughout Western New York.
Services that assist with recovery include homeless program case management, chaplaincy services, vocational training, suicide prevention, peer support, Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn, and VA police support.
The $1 million project was completed by a Veteran owned business.