opioids

In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic, support groups open new drop-in site

So far this year, there were 462 reported drug overdoses in Monroe County; 68 of them were fatal. A Rochester-based addiction recovery support group is...
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Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:30am
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New York looks to expand access to medical marijuana

The New York State Health Department plans to make medical marijuana available to more New Yorkers. Opioid use will be the newest addition to the list...
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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:59pm
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Congressman Tom Reed opposed to supervised heroin injection sites

Congressman Tom Reed declared his adamant opposition to the use of heroin injection sites recently. The Southern Tier Republican says the proposal is...
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Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:50am
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Battling the opioid crisis through translational science

A national conference held at the University of Rochester Saturday focused on battling the opioid crisis. The Center for Leading Innovation and...
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Mon, 06/04/2018 - 5:05am
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Connections: How to change the identity of a neighborhood

What does it take to change the identity of a neighborhood? Residents of the Lyell Avenue neighborhood having been working to develop solutions to...
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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:24am
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90% of New Yorkers say opioid crisis is worse than any previous public health crises

A new poll from Siena College shows that 90% of New Yorkers say the current opioid crisis is worse than previous public health crises. An overwhelming...
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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:23am
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Billboards with a warning to drug dealers

Law enforcement and the private sector are teaming up to send a message to drug dealers: If you deal drugs and someone dies, you're going to prison for...
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Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:51am
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Siena Poll: 62% of New Yorkers prescribed opioids didn't finish pills

The latest Siena College poll on opioids says 24% of New Yorkers were prescribed opioids in the last two years. Don Levy, Research Institute Director at...
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Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:38am
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Former Surgeon General Hatcher: Opioid addiction shouldn't be treated as a crime

Treating opioid addiction as a crime isn't an adequate way to deal with this crisis. That's according to the 16th Surgeon General of the United States,...
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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:47am
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Poll confirms perceived stigma surrounding drug addiction

A recent poll illustrates the stigma surrounding drug addiction. More than three-quarters of New Yorkers who responded to a Siena College survey about...
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Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:21am
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