Fairview Recovery’s Addiction Crisis Center in Binghamton is expanding.

City officials say the agency will expand programs for people battling heroin addiction who are waiting for space in a short term detox facility before entering long term counseling and services.

Fairview Executive Director Michele Napolitano says it's clear people waiting for beds in short-term detox programs need community support.

40 percent of those addicted fail to enter a long-term program after being released from detox.

The expansion program will take two years and cost $80,000.  The money is coming from the Community Development Block Grant program.

City Council is due to vote later this month in a business meeting on amending its contract with Fairview for the expanded services.

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