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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
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Sponsored in partnership with the Buffalo Police Department, the Erie County Department of Health, along with Horizon Health Services and Evergreen Health Services, are offering FREE training in the use of naloxone (Narcan). Opioid Overdose Recognition and Use of Naloxone for Reversal Individuals wi...
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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.

The state figured out how to tackle the growing issue.
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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.

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has a message for those who are struggling with mental illness or thoughts of suicide. Tell someone. T...
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If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please call our 24 hour #AddictionHotline any day or time at 716-831-7007. You are never alone! We are here to help!

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

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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...
Pots, pans
Utensils, plates, etc.
Anything you consider practical in a house/apt.

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Thank You to all of our coalition members, volunteers, and partners who help make Buffalo's Operation Clean Sweep Program a success!

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"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"

The statistic gives a good glimpse at how America’s opioid epidemic got so bad.
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End Overdose NY is lobbying for a bill in the New York Assembly that would authorize safe injection sites to operate legally in NYS:

Legislation for safe injection centers to become legal in New York State is being pushed in State Assembly, co-sponsored by Crystal People-Stokes.
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“It's #FunFactFriday! Our #EnglishAsASecondLanguage program began nearly 11 yrs ago with 1 class, led by 3 volunteers, serving 12 students from 1 language group. Today, our #ESL program serves approx 260 students from 13 language groups thru the support of 70 #volunteer teachers!”
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Información para usted y sus seres queridos sobre la adición Un programa especial en español sobre el alcohol y la drogadicción. Véalo hoy en la pagina web de OASAS en CombatAddiction.ny.gov.

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A new mobile outreach unit has made its debut in Erie and Niagara Counties to help those addicted to opioids:

http://buffalonews.com/…/mobile-unit-brings-addiction-trea…/

An epidemic of overdoses and deaths from opioids has forced caregivers to rethink how to attack the problem of drug addiction. That's why...
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Interesting article about the struggles and challenges of addiction. Time to re-double our prevention efforts to help avoid destructive behaviors.
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Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos.
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