Kevin Shea – Adirondack Daily Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE — It often goes heroin, overdose, doctors and then recovery, but a new 24/7 Open Access Center hopes to add necessary middlemen to the process.
Across the parking lot, only a few hundred feet from the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake sits the temporary site for the Open Access Center, run by St. Joseph’s Addiction and Recovery Centers, which has other addiction recovery, in-patient and out-patient sites around the state. It will be in operation for several months until the new building, which will also have a 10-bed detox center and out-patient services upon completion. A $3.3 million grant from the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will allow for the renovation of the new site.
OASAS offered grants to organizations in 10 regions in the state to open these kinds of facilities. St. Joseph’s was the recipient in the North Country …