THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ANNOUNCES “REVERSING THE STIGMA,” A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ADDICTION AND RECOVERY IN NEW YORK STATE, IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state's toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard or through the NYS OASAS website.
Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction.
For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the State's Talk2Prevent website
13WHAM News takes you inside the Livingston County Jail and talk with inmates who are inside a cell because of their addiction. They share their stories - where they came from, what they are struggling with now, and their hopes for the future.
This hour-long, commercial-free presentation brings you those stories of heroin and opioid addiction from our community.
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The Partnership for Ontario County has been working hard to combat heroin use. Take a moment, watch the videos and talk with your children about drugs.
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Naloxone, the drug that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and many prescribed pain relief medications, is now available in more than 2,000 pharmacies throughout New York State. Individuals who are themselves at risk for an overdose or their family members or friends may acquire naloxone in these pharmacies without bringing in a prescription.
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The key elements of this program are:
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