BATAVIA — It was built in the past year and is scheduled to be open Monday, but the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA) cut the ribbon today on a new, two-story, 20-bed detox center on the agency’s East Main Street campus.

The 8,600-square foot facility will enable local residents in need to stay close to home for their substance abuse treatment. The detox center is part of an organization which seeks to improve community health reduce the stigma toward people with addictions and work for positive community change, according to GCASA’s mission.

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