The Rhode Island Department of Corrections launched a program in 2016 to screen every person coming into the system for an #opioid use disorder and offer medication treatment. It’s the first program of its kind in the US.
It's great to see support growing for the Just Tell One campaign! Visit JustTellOne.org to learn about how to start conversations about mental health and substance use.
Our new Coalition Coordinator Alessandra Duarte and Director William Wieczorek were proud to represent WSYDC at CADCA 28th Annual Leadership Forum in Washington DC. Along with other wonderful WNY Coalitions, Alessandra met with members of congress to advocate for the work we do in our communities. Special thanks to Chuck Schumer D-NY for taking time to address NYS coalition members!
#CADCA #CADCA2018 #ChrisCollins #SenatorGillibrand
Wondering how to help those displaced by Hurricane Maria? Consider donating winter gear at the following drop offs: Buffalo State College and Herman Badillo
Families can also use:
Sheets, towels, kitchen towels, shower curtains, rugs...
Utensils, plates, etc.
Anything you consider practical in a house/apt.
"Addressing these crises will, experts say, require tens of billions of dollars. We have an idea of what those resources should go to: They could be used to boost access to treatment (particularly highly effective medications for opioid addiction), pull back lax access to opioid painkillers while keeping them accessible to patients who truly need them, and adopt harm reduction policies that mitigate the damage caused by opioids and other drugs"
End Overdose NY is lobbying for a bill in the New York Assembly that would authorize safe injection sites to operate legally in NYS:
A new mobile outreach unit has made its debut in Erie and Niagara Counties to help those addicted to opioids:
Interesting article about the struggles and challenges of addiction. Time to re-double our prevention efforts to help avoid destructive behaviors.