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UPDATE: NYS Commits Over $200M to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Doubling down on its financial commitment, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that NYS will commit over $200 million to combat the opioid epidemic.  As part of that commitment, $145 million has been pledged for community-based providers, $65 million for 8,000 residential treatment beds and $25 million for expanded programs, including family support navigators, peer engagement and 24/7 urgent access centers. Today's...

State of NYS: Actions to Combat the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

On January 10, 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an aggressive six-pronged proposal to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in New York State. Increased access to treatment, expansion of community prevention strategies and the limitation of over-prescribed opioids are part of his proposal. To read his six-point plan, see a video of his State of the State address given on Long Island and other photos, click here....