Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]New York State Senator Fred Akshar says several Southern Tier agencies are getting state funding for heroin and opioid education, prevention and counseling.

The Republican says $385,000 is being shared by Lourdes Youth Services, Chenango County Behavioral Health, the Addiction Center of Broome County and CASA Trinity.

Lourdes Youth Services is getting $175,000 for school-based prevention counseling.  CASA Trinity is being allocated $95,000 for school-based counseling and an opioid and heroin awareness campaign.  $70,000 is going to Chenango County Behavioral Health for a program targeting students between 11 and 13 years old while $25,000 will be used by the Addiction Center of Broome County for a kitchen expansion, security upgrades and ambulatory detox.

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