Heroin And Opioid Addiction

New England News
12:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

N. Berkshire Community Meeting Focuses On Drug Abuse

More than 100 people showed up for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition annual meeting Tuesday at the Williams Inn in Williamstown, Mass.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition honored its members’ work at its annual meeting Tuesday in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But, talk also focused around an issue gaining regional and national attention.

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New York News
3:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Schumer: NYS Will Create Heroin-Tracking Database

National drug control policy officials plan to meet with New York State Police and local governments to help create the first-ever heroin tracking database.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the database will be used to further combat the heroin crisis and other drug-related crimes in New York, by helping law enforcement identify patterns, crack down on heroin rings across county lines, target resources to high crime areas, determine which drugs are more sought after, and pinpoint necessary security changes in drug distribution networks.

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New York News
3:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Heroin Roundtable Monday At NYS Capitol

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

State lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.

Members of the state Assembly are set to hold the event Monday at the legislative office building in Albany.

Representatives from mental health organizations, public health agencies and law enforcement are scheduled to attend, along with drug policy experts.

The Senate is holding a series of similar forums around the state to study the epidemic of opiate abuse and recommend ways to combat it.

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New York News
6:59 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Local Police Department In Albany County Is First To Receive Naloxone Funds

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Guilderland Police Department headquarters today to announce the first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which will provide 39 law-enforcement agencies across the state with funds to equip their officers with naloxone and train them to use the life-saving heroin antidote.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Senate Task Force On Heroin And Opioid Addiction Holds Hearing In Plattsburgh

Senator Betty Little (left) and Senator Phil Boyle at Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction hearing in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The New York State Senate created a Task Force on Heroin on Opioid Addiction in mid-March. Members have been holding forums across the state.

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