opioids

What about all the patients already on opioids?

One day, Rebecca Shriver was at work, helping an elderly patient get to the bathroom, when the patient became unsteady. “If I didn’t put my leg out and...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:22am
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Event for National Crime Victims Week focuses on opioid epidemic

An annual memorial service honoring the start of National Crime Victims Week focused on the opioid epidemic Sunday. Members of Recovery Now New York,...
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Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:53am
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Monday at 3 p.m.: Launch of 'Opioids from Inside' documentary

WORLD Channel, in conjunction with WXXI, will premiere the documentary "Opioids from Inside." The premiere will be on the WORLD Channel Facebook page at...
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Sat, 04/07/2018 - 3:35pm
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Death and desperation: the toll of the opioid crisis in Rochester region

Wendell Jones recalls an old James Brown song that delivers an apt warning about heroin. “He said it would 'drive you to hell,' and that's exactly what...
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Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:54am
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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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