opioid

Monroe County releases fatal overdose data for first half of 2017

Monroe County officials released figures Wednesday that show the deadly impact that the opioid crisis has had on this area. At a news conference at...
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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:30pm
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2 more addiction support services centers for Monroe County

There will soon be more help for people dealing with addiction on the east side of Monroe County. Gates to Recovery, which is a volunteer-run effort...
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Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:36am
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Event highlights addiction treatment services in Monroe County

As part of the ongoing effort to stem the heroin and opioid crisis, a number of service providers are getting together Monday to offer support for...
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Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:03pm
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Monroe County to get more detox beds with the help of state dollars

The Rochester area will be getting some badly needed detox beds to help people who are dealing with addiction withdrawal. Governor Andrew Cuomo says a...
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Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:37am
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Detox bed shortage complicates fight against opioid epidemic

A WXXI News investigation has found that there are 25 medically licensed detox beds in all of Monroe County, even though addiction specialists say that...
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Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:01am
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Sheriff Baxter, Supervisor Assini call for opioid drug czar

Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter and Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini are calling for the appointment of a full-time opioid czar. Last Friday, Assini...
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Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:34am
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Connections: Churches Combating Addiction Conference

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and the CDC says that growing crisis is caused by opioids. Local leaders...
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Tue, 01/23/2018 - 9:29am
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As our community faces an opioid problem, Second Opinion brings you an evening of valuable information

According to state and local health departments, the number of deaths related to opioid and heroin use is on the rise in Monroe County. To shed light on what law enforcement and health care providers are calling an “epidemic”, WXXI-TV and its national healthcare series Second Opinion will devote an evening of special programming on the issue on Thursday, October 26th.

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