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Grief group looks to support young adults through loss

As the number of lives lost to opioids continues to grow in the Rochester area, a new support group has formed to reach out to young adults who have...
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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:36pm
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Monroe County opioid overdoses peak again in October

October saw the most opioid overdoses in Monroe County since the sheriff’s heroin task force started keeping track in January. It was also the second...
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Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:46pm
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Waitlist vanishes for opioid detox beds – but still more demand than supply

Helio Health, which runs all 25 of the inpatient detox beds in Monroe County, stopped accepting appointments and moved to a walk-in-only system in...
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Mon, 10/29/2018 - 1:38pm
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Opioid treatment programs running below capacity in Monroe County

Even as the number of treatment options for opioid and other substance addictions has increased in Monroe County in recent months, medical officials are...
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Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:52am
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Suicide deaths missing from opioid overdose data, experts say

Today, Chacku Mathai is the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Rochester. But at 15, he wanted to die. Describing himself as an immigrant kid with...
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Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:55am
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Community and support for families affected by addiction

Families and friends of people addicted to drugs marked International Overdose Awareness Day in Rochester by sharing messages of hope and support, and...
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Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:49am
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Opioid ‘recovery first aid’ kits unveiled to county officials

Local support groups working with people addicted to opioids distributed what they were calling “recovery first aid” kits to government officials...
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Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:38pm
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