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New York State’s 911 Good Samaritan Law Protects YOU

NY State Good Samaritan Law protects you and allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. Everyone – regardless of

New York Becomes Latest to Sue Purdue Over Opioid Crisis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says lawsuit ‘sends a clear message’ as state joins dozens of others suing drug manufacturer

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017

Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

Overdose Reversal Toolkit

In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of which more than 42,000 involved opioids. Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the 2017 figure at a staggering

Opioid Overdose Prevention 101

Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. It has contributed significantly to overdose deaths among those who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids. In fact, all U.S. overdose deaths involving opioids (i.e.,

Increasing Deaths from Drug Overdoes in the United States (NCHS Data Brief)

Download full report. The rates of drug overdose deaths continued to increase. In 2016, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths (19.8 per 100,000) was more than three times the rate in 1999 (6.1). Rates increased for both males (from

August 31st is National Overdose Prevention Day

This Friday is International Overdose Prevention Day. Help yourself and your loved ones stay informed with these facts and prevention tips from Overdose Facts In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of

Hope In Recovery

“We will be hosting an evening of Hope in Recovery for Our Community. It will begin with presenters on some recovery topics & then have time for discussion as to what we can do to promote healing & recovery in

A Festival to Illuminate the Darkness of Addiction and Suicide

According to the World Health Organization, over 20 million suicides are attempted each year. 20 million attempts resulting from the temporary loss of hope in one’s life.

Buprenorphine Eligibility Waiver Training

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute in partnership with Columbia County Department of Health, Greene County Public Health Department, University of Buffalo, and Harm Reduction Coalition is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers. In response to opioid overdose deaths