MASTIC BEACH - School officials in Mastic Beach met with parents tonight to answer questions about their newest effort to fight substance abuse.

Officials say they plan to house a substance-abuse treatment clinic inside of the William Floyd High School. It would be the first such treatment facility in the state.

The center would be run out of the guidance office and will be controlled independently by Daytop Village, a drug treatment program that specializes in helping adolescents.

Daytop's Caroline Sullivan says students can pay for treatment through their parents' health insurance and that the state will cover the cost if a student can demonstrate the need.

The proposal still needs approval from the state.

William Floyd H.S. plans to open substance-abuse clinic