opioid crisis

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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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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Grand opening of new resource center for those battling addiction

People struggling with opioid addiction and the families and loved ones of those who may be addicted now have another resource in Monroe County....
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Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:16am
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WXXI and PBS stations across New York dedicate a week of programming and reporting to the opioids crisis

You may remember the Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect reporting series that our news team produced last April in partnership with several major media stations, one in Portland, Oregon, the other in Cleveland, Ohio.

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