SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Crouse Health plans to start a new program that seeks to help young men with substance-abuse disorders who have been arrested for non-violent offenses.
Crouse Health’s chemical-dependency treatment services has started a new partnership with the Syracuse Community Treatment Court to help young men in the age range of 18 to 25, according to a news release Crouse Health issued Wednesday.
The organizations are using a federal grant of $853,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to pay for the program, Crouse Health said.
Rockville, Maryland–based SMAHSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Crouse secured the Helping Young People Excel (HYPE) grant through the New York State Unified Court System.
The program seeks to treat 135 young men, according to Monika Taylor, director of behavioral health at Crouse.
The program will combine traditional treatment with other services that address educational and vocational counseling; anger management; stress management; and wellness.
The initiative will include the use of certified peer-recovery coaches and a smartphone application for “immediate” recovery support.
Crouse’s hospital-based, substance-abuse treatment program provides treatment and recovery services to more than 2,500 individuals annually, according to the release.
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