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County jail launching new addiction treatment program

The Monroe County Jail is adding a new type of drug and alcohol treatment program. The downtown Rochester jail is set to offer medication-assisted...
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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:59am
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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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State extends waiver for detox treatment; local hospitals still not participating

A New York state health department program that enables hospitals to surpass the usual limit on the number of opioid-addicted patients who can receive...
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Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:04am
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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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State audit finds problems with opioid prescription tracking

Opioid treatment programs in New York have not been using a state database that tracks opioid prescriptions, according to an audit from the state...
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Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:57am
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Monroe County opioid overdoses top 1,000 this year; task force responds

Monroe County’s total overdoses for the year have surged past 1,000 in the last few days, topping last year’s numbers by more than 250 with six weeks...
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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:54pm
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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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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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RTS training employees in lifesaving overdose treatment

Rochester’s Regional Transit Service has begun training its employees in a potentially lifesaving response to opioid overdoses. Transit service workers...
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Tue, 10/30/2018 - 1:34pm
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