opioid crisis

Federal dollars to aid addiction recovery locally

More than a half-million dollars in federal grant money is on its way to the Rochester area to help fight the opioid epidemic, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy...
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Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:25pm
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Heroin task force gathers first full year of monthly overdose data

The Monroe County Heroin Task Force has released its latest month of data on opioid overdoses, marking the first time the county has had a full year of...
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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:33am
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Pediatric opioid deaths accelerating across country

The death toll of the nationwide opioid epidemic is still highest among men between 25 and 45, but new research suggests it’s growing increasingly...
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Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:33pm
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Human Chain used to call for anti-drug effort in the North Clinton neighborhood

Family members, neighbors, law enforcement and school staff gathered along North Clinton Avenue in Rochester in a human chain on Saturday, in an effort...
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Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:43am
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Demonstrators form human chain on North Clinton Avenue to protest drug use

Residents along North Clinton Avenue joined with others from around Rochester on Tuesday evening to say “no more” to the heroin epidemic they said is...
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Wed, 11/14/2018 - 4:22am
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WATCH: NYS OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez

https://youtu.be/n_vavF3JDSM This fall Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $25 million in federal funding would help address the state’s ongoing...
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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 1:11am
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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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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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