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A Hudson Valley heroin dealer who was found with 2,500 bags of heroin and has six drug convictions will likely spend the rest of his life in jail. 45-year-old Ronald Smith of Fallsburg was sentenced to 35 years to life in

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $25 Million In Federal Funding To Address Opioid Crisis In New York State

19 Additional Counties Will Receive State Targeted Response Funds to Support Expansion of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the distribution of $25.2 million dollars in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant,

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

Opioid help outreach gets rolling

VALATIE–Town Supervisor Pat Grattan announced at the May 7 Kinderhook Town Board meeting that Twin County Recovery Services has opened a Greener Pathways opioid addiction response mobile site in the Valatie Medical Arts (VMA) building in the Village of Valatie.