Opioid Addiction

Opioid drugs
Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean
Erica Brosnan
October 25, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, meaning it’s time to clean out your medicine cabinets and get rid of any old drugs that might have been forgotten about.
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Sophia Hall
October 03, 2019 - 7:21 pm
A task force in Nassau County released a report on Thursday recommending officials focus on preventing the “root cause” of the opioid epidemic.
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
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Sophia Hall
September 26, 2019 - 4:27 pm
Suffolk County on Thursday unveiled a new jobs program that provides opportunities to individuals affected by the opioid crisis.
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May 13, 2019 - 7:19 pm
New York's Democrat-controlled state Senate has approved legislation aimed at battling the opioid crisis.
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Morris County HOPE-ONE
Morris County Sheriff James Gannon
April 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm
What would you do with an old S.W.A.T. truck? In this week’s “Stories from Main Street,” WCBS 880’s Sean Adams meets Sheriff James Gannon, whose using an old police vehicle as an addiction outreach center.
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Marijuana weed
TREVOR HUGHES, USA TODAY
January 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
TRENTON (WCBS 880) — People suffering from opioid addictions are now eligible for medical marijuana in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy made announced Wednesday the new initiatives to fight the opioid epidemic, including removing the requirement for prior authorization for Medication Assisted Treatment...
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Opioid drugs
Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean
January 09, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Drug related deaths in New Jersey were up in 2018 for the fourth year in a row.
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Bellevue Hospital
Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
November 01, 2018 - 7:19 pm
New York City’s public health clinics will begin boosting access to buprenorphine, a prescription drug to manage opioid addiction, NYC Health + Hospitals said Thursday.
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Stephanie Marquesano, Harris Project
Sean Adams/WCBS 880
April 08, 2018 - 4:43 pm
A mother who lost her son to an accidental overdose when he was just 19 years old has turned the pain of losing a child into activism.
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