Tag Archives: mental health

Combating Opioid Epidemic

On Monday, May 15, St. John's in Cold Spring Harbor, hosted an event designed to inform attendees about proven methods for treating and preventing opioid addiction. Over 100 people filled the parish hall for the presentation, "What Works: Practices for Reversing the Epidemic of Opioid Addiction & Overdose" by Dr. Lloyd Sederer (Psychiatrist and Professor at Columbia School of Public Health) and Dr. Leslie Marino, MPH (Addiction Specialist at...

21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law!

On December 7, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote of 94-to-5. Today, President Obama signed it into law.  Key provisions include substance use disorders research, criminal justice reform and mental health initiatives, including $1 billion dollars in grants for states to fight the opioid epidemic. Speaking at the passage of the bill by the Senate, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) stated "we lose one American...