An additional $200,000 in funding has been secured for a Wayne County

substance abuse treatment center that will offer recovering addicts

counseling, education and services to help young people turn their lives

around. Congressman Harold Rogers announced the funding, which was passed as

part of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations

bill last week.

"This center and others in our region like it, is the cornerstone of our

efforts to turn the tide on the havoc drugs wreak on people's lives," said

Rogers. "These investments pay off by helping people regain their potential

and become productive citizens again."

The new Wayne County center will compliment the efforts of the nearby

Foothills Academy in Albany, which is a non-profit organization serving 70

residents and targeted to boys ages 13 to 18. An on-campus school,

vocational facilities, and recreational activities offer enrolled teenagers

opportunities to focus attention on their future.

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