Advocates Rally Behind Bill Mandating Naloxone Training For Homeless Shelter StaffShelter residents and homeless and community advocates rallied to support a bill in the city council mandating the training.
Budgetary Address Sheds Light On Opioid Problem In ConnecticutThe Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Connecticut said his agency is hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole, and he knows why -- the opioid epidemic.
Dog Used As A Mule: Heroin Shipped In Dog Crate, Prosecutors SayProsecutors say 10 kilos of heroin found in smuggled in dog crate at JFK Airport.
Officials Warn Of Potent New Synthetic Drug Making Its Way To Long IslandCarfentanil, normally used in veterinary medicine to tranquilize wild animals, is both cheap and extremely addictive.
New Additive To Heroin Poses Potential Deadly Risks For Long IslandNassau County Executive Edward Mangano has issued a warning that Carfentanil could be coming to Long Island.
$22 Million In Heroin, Fentanyl Seized In Bronx Drug BustAuthorities in the Bronx have taken down a major drug trafficking network, seizing 103 pounds of heroin and fentanyl, prosecutors said.
Fatalities From Fentanyl Surpass Heroin Deaths On Long IslandThe synthetic opioid fentanyl has surpassed heroin as the leading cause of overdose deaths on Long Island, according to health officials.
‘It’s Sad, But It’s Part Of Our Culture,’ Ocean County School Nurses Trained To Use NarcanOn Thursday, nurses at Ocean County schools were being taught to use Narcan spray -- the antidote to combat a heroin overdose even if a victim isn't breathing.
Surgeon General: Addiction Is A ‘Chronic Illness,’ Most Pressing Health Challenge Of Our TimeThere are 20-million Americans suffering from substance abuse, and 78 of those people die each day from opioid overdose.
Lessons In Lifesaving: Tuckahoe Residents Learn To Administer Overdose Stopping NaloxoneIt might be the most important class that some people ever take, though most will tell you they wish they didn't have to be there.
New York Area Not Immune To Growing Problem Of Parents Using HeroinParents getting their drug fix -- even when their kids are watching -- the troubling scenario has played out across the country, including the New York area.
AG: Record Drug Bust Leads To 25 Indictments, 33 Kilograms Of HeroinNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says "Operation Dirty Dope" cracked down on a cartel that is notorious for cutting its heroin with dangerous chemicals.