opioid

WATCH: The opioid epidemic is affecting older people

https://youtu.be/PDdX5c1Qfp8 The origin of the opioid epidemic can be traced back to a number of causes including increased marketing of opioids by...
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Sun, 10/21/2018 - 7:32am
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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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Photo series shows life after opioids

For Simone Ochrym, the moment of recovery that interests her the most, is the turning point. "What was that moment, where you said to yourself, I’m done...
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Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:35am
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Syringe exchange program meets active drug users where they are

Harm reduction services like syringe exchange programs are not often the first programs promoted as treatment for opioid addictions. But staff members...
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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:12am
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Opioid addiction growing – and death rate spiking – among older Monroe County residents

Dave Lana was 61 when he died of an opioid overdose in January. It was fentanyl, his wife, Angela, said. He got the drugs in Monroe County and overdosed...
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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:51am
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Connections: Local individuals in recovery discuss their battles with addiction

In this special edition of Connections, we address the opioid epidemic in New York State. The conversation took place in front of a live studio audience...
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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:05am
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Connections: An update on the community response to the opioid crisis

In this special edition of Connections, we address the opioid epidemic in New York State. The conversation took place in front of a live studio audience...
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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:04am
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Fatal overdoses down in latest opioid data

August was a month of extremes in Monroe County’s fight against opioids: The lowest number of overdose deaths recorded since the sheriff’s office...
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Sat, 09/08/2018 - 6:16am
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New addiction treatment beds coming to Monroe County

Fifteen new detox beds are coming to Monroe County, where advocates and families have long been calling for additional addiction treatment facilities....
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Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:36pm
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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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