Addiction treatment clinic reportedly closes; Cortland County provided $100,000 for center

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A nearby addiction treatment clinic that Cortland County provided funding for has ceased operations, according to reports.

The Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, a center located on East Green Street, reportedly closed its doors on Monday.

The ADC’s website stated the center as a private and not-for-profit agency that provided “information, education, medical and clinical treatment, peer support, and referral services for area residents and organizations.”

Within the past 48 hours, ADC’s social media presence has been deleted. Phone calls to the center were not returned.

According to the minutes from the Dec. 21 (2023) Cortland County legislative session, legislators unanimously approved $100,000 from the opioid settlement reserve fund for the 40-bed treatment clinic.

Minutes from the Dec. 21 legislative session stated that Cortland County’s opioid settlement committee previously submitted proposals for $65,625 to be used for a counselor for one year and $34,375 for general operating expenses.

The status of the $100,000 given to ADC for the treatment clinic is currently unclear.

County legislator Paul Heider (R-LD-16) told The Cortland Voice that information has not been received one way or another on the treatment clinic closing.

Heider noted that if the center is in fact closed, the county would look into other not-for-profit organizations to assist and support opening another treatment clinic in the facility.

“There’s a lot of help out there, but there’s no in-bed facilities in Cortland County other than the hospital,” Heider said. “It’s what we need right now for people who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.”

Multiple attempts to reach county legislature chair Kevin Fitch, legislature clerk Savannah Hempstead and county mental health representatives were unsuccessful.

The Cortland Voice will provide further updates once they have been received.