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Statewide “Combat Heroin” Campaign

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2014

GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES “COMBAT HEROIN” CAMPAIGN

Campaign Features PSAs, Dedicated Website, and Social Media Awareness Efforts

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched “Combat Heroin,” a campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

“Heroin and opioid addiction has impacted families in every corner of our state and stolen the lives of too many New Yorkers – but today we’re taking another step forward in the fight against this serious epidemic,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Combat Heroin campaign will get the word out about the dangers of this illegal drug use, as well as the treatment and support services that are available to those who need help. Just like this year’s new law that expanded access to treatment and anti-overdose medication, this campaign is comprehensive and designed to save lives. I urge anyone who knows someone in need of help to reach out today.”

Heroin and opioid abuse have become an alarming problem in communities across New York State and the nation. In 2013, there were 89,269 admissions for heroin and prescription opioid abuse treatment in New York State alone, an increase from 63,793 in 2004. During this same time period, New Yorkers ages 18 to 24 had the largest increase in such admissions. Nationally, nearly half a million people were reportedly abusing heroin or suffering from heroin dependence in 2012.

In June 2014, Governor Cuomo signed into law a legislative package to combat this epidemic. The package included insurance reforms, new models of care to divert people into community-based treatment and to support people after they have completed treatment, allowing parents to seek assessment of their children through the PINS diversion services, and expansion of opioid overdose training and increased availability to naloxone, a medication which reverses an opioid overdose.

A critical element of the legislative package requires the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to develop and implement a public awareness and education campaign. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Office of General Services’ Media Services Center have worked together to create a multifaceted media campaign which includes a new website that is easy to navigate and is targeted toward parents, adults, and young people who are seeking help and information concerning heroin and opioid abuse and misuse.

The website, which can be found at this link: http://combatheroin.ny.gov/, includes information about warning signs of heroin and opioid abuse and misuse, access to Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services treatment providers, and guidance to help parents talk to their children and healthcare professionals talk with their patients.

The campaign also includes four public service announcements and video messages, available on the above-linked website, from New Yorkers talking about the impact of heroin and other opioids on their lives.

Linda Ventura, founder of Thomas’ Hope and a Suffolk County mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose, said, “I am proud to have been part of the call for legislative change in NYS to help eradicate the opiate and heroin epidemic. Governor Cuomo’s campaign to address this insidious epidemic and to educate and direct families afflicted with this disease is welcomed and appreciated.”

Susan Salomone, co-founder of Drug Crisis in our Backyard and a Putnam County mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose, said, “This is the first step in stemming the tide of overdoses that are occurring in New York State. Thank you Governor Cuomo and the legislature for your acknowledgement of this as an epidemic, a disease, and your commitment to raise awareness of the critical nature of legal opiates and heroin.”

Cortney Lovell of Young People In Recovery – New York, said, “The Combat Heroin campaign is a wonderful example of what’s possible when the community recognizes a crisis, unites together to find a solution and then takes meaningful steps to make a change. With the support of Governor Cuomo, our legislators, and our state offices, this campaign will increase awareness of the invaluable resources available throughout New York State. I’m grateful to share in the message that not only is the disease of addiction prevalent, but that there is hope through recovery.”

Tatiana, a young person from New York City in long term recovery, said, “Heroin and Opiate-based narcotics almost took my life. Recovery is real and has given me true freedom. This campaign is a powerful tool that will create awareness and make a difference in the lives of the people suffering.”

Anne Constantino, CEO of Horizon Health Services/Horizon Village in Western New York, said, “The heroin epidemic in WNY has been devastating. We are grateful to the Governor for his leadership in the fight to educate the public and to bring resources and hope to struggling families. With aggressive actions we can save lives.”

Kevin M. Connally, Executive Director of Hope House Inc. in Albany, said, “Although heroin has been a problem for many years, the fact that today we are seeing teenagers who are using heroin and many are even injecting it, is extremely troubling. Use of heroin is affecting people of all ages, races and socioeconomic status. I applaud Governor Cuomo and his actions to combat the heroin epidemic.”

Outreach President Kathy Riddle said, “The opiate / heroin epidemic in New York State is ravishing our families, schools and communities. Education, intervention and treatment can save lives and prevent future innocent victims and devastated families. I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership to include a public awareness campaign to raise awareness on this issue.”

Bill Bowman, Executive Director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County, said, “We applaud the Governor’s decision to launch the Combat Heroin Public Awareness Campaign. Jefferson County, like most counties in New York State, is experiencing a severe heroin epidemic with an associated rise in drug arrests, increase in related crime, overdose calls to first responders, and overdose deaths. By bringing the reality this epidemic clearly in the eyes of New Yorkers, promoting prevention and how to access help, the Combat Heroin Campaign will surely save many lives.”

Jennifer Faringer, MS.Ed., CPPg, Director of DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area, said, “DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area fully enthusiastically supports the efforts of NYS OASAS and Governor Cuomo in their efforts to raise awareness around the risks of Opioids. Opioid abuse, stemming often from the misuse/abuse of prescription pain medications impacts the lives of NYS’s youth, their families and our communities! Working together in partnership we can make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers for a healthier and safer NYS!”

In addition to the Combat Heroin campaign, other initiatives being implemented include:

  • SUNY and CUNY will promote the Combat Heroin campaign on college campuses and train campus police and emergency personnel on the use of naloxone.
    · The 12 Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Addiction Treatment Centers will continue to train New Yorkers on the use of naloxone. Addiction Treatment Center staff have already trained more than 3,200 people.
    · Expand naloxone training for first responders including police officers, firefighters, sheriffs’ deputies and emergency services. Approximately 1,100 law enforcement officers have already received the life-saving training.
    · Working with community providers to train persons throughout New York State likely to witness an overdose, including professional staff, drug users and their families on overdose prevention and the use of naloxone. To date, over 170 agencies have been enrolled, 15,000 persons trained, and in excess of 1,000 overdoses reversed.
    · Create more prescription medication disposal sites across the state for New Yorker’s to safely dispose of prescription medications. Department of Health has established a statewide medication drop box program. Drop boxes are also available year round at State Police Troop Headquarters in Batavia, Unadilla, Canandaigua, Latham, East Farmingdale, Ray Brook, Oneida, Middletown and Salt Point.

People or families who need help with substance abuse can call the toll-free Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services HOPEline at 1-877-846-7369 to speak with a trained medical professional. HOPEline staff can answer questions and help people find treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.

To help combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse and misuse, visit www.combatheroin.ny.gov (#CombatHeroin).

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Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

 

Conifer Park’s Plattsburgh Outpatient Clinic Featured On WCAX News

New Plattsburgh Methadone Clinic Aims to Help Addicts

Read the original article by Logan Crawford here.

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Health officials and police in Plattsburgh hope a new methadone clinic will help with a growing drug and crime problem in the area.

“We’ve seen a trend growing within the last eight to ten years, but the numbers are increasing even more probably for the past two years,” said Michelle Collings of Conifer Park Outpatient Clinic Plattsburgh.

The new Plattsburgh methadone clinic opened in November to help those addicted to these powerful drugs get healthy. With the publicity of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent heroin overdose and Governor Peter Shumlin addressing the opiate problem in Vermont, Collings hopes people are listening.

“It brings more attention to the issue, so I think that’s a good thing,” Collings said.

Methadone is used to treat heroin and other opiate addictions. And as with other parts of our region, she says many of these addictions started with a prescription for painkillers.

“They’re not able to get them off the street because of the high price, they do end up turning to heroin,” Collings said.

Before this clinic opened in Plattsburgh, those seeking treatment had to go to clinics in Albany or Vermont for Methadone.

“We have a responsibility to help treat these people, when we’re seeing the overdose deaths, and a lot of them are not reported,” Collings said.

And, of course, the increase in drug use leads to increased crime like we’ve seen in other places. Clinton County District Attorney Douglas Collyer says criminal drug cases have doubled. He believes the clinic benefits the community and will reduce crime.

“The treatment aspect is important and every one case that you’re successful in with treatment is one less case that’s going to come back through the system, so it’s definitely a savior in the end,” Collyer said.

It’s not only crime that’s worrisome, these drugs can be snorted, smoked or injected. The clinic says most addicts are injecting and that raises serious health concerns for the community. Diseases like HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C are easily transmitted that way.

Medication Supported Recovery for Opioid Addiction

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Medication Supported Recovery for Opioid Addiction
Conifer Park Outpatient is pleased to announce an added service for patients who suffer from addiction from opioids. In an effort to provide the most current evidenced based treatment available, Conifer Park now offers Methadone Maintenance in conjunction with traditional supportive therapies for those who suffer from opioid addiction.
All patients referred for this level of medication supported recovery will be individually assessed and screened by our medical and clinical staff.
** Location: 80 Sharron Ave Plattsburgh, NY
** Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
To schedule an appointment for an assessment or for further information:
Phone: 518-561-0130 www.coniferpark.com

If you or someone you love are having problems with drinking or drug abuse and are not sure where to turn, or who to talk to, we can help. Taking the first step towards understanding if you or a loved one has a problem is difficult and most people are afraid to reach out and speak to a health care professional about it. All information shared with our staff at Conifer Park is kept confidential and protected by HIPAA and Federal Confidentiality laws in the state of NY. So please, take that first step today, click on the link below….it may just save yours or someone’s life.

Inside Addiction February Calendar

Please enjoy this February 2014 Daily Inspirations Recovery Calendar and share with others recovering from addiction.

July 2018
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July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

From Inside Addiction

 

Inside Addiction December Calendar

Please enjoy this December 2013 Daily Inspirations Recovery Calendar and share with others recovering from addiction.

July 2018
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June 25, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 27, 2018 June 28, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 4, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 7, 2018 July 8, 2018
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July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

From Inside Addiction

 

The August 2013 Addiction Treatment Calendar

July 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
June 25, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 27, 2018 June 28, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 4, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 7, 2018 July 8, 2018
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July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction November Calendar

July 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
June 25, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 27, 2018 June 28, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 4, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 7, 2018 July 8, 2018
July 9, 2018 July 10, 2018 July 11, 2018 July 12, 2018 July 13, 2018 July 14, 2018 July 15, 2018
July 16, 2018 July 17, 2018 July 18, 2018 July 19, 2018 July 20, 2018 July 21, 2018 July 22, 2018
July 23, 2018 July 24, 2018 July 25, 2018 July 26, 2018 July 27, 2018 July 28, 2018 July 29, 2018
July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction September Calendar

July 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
June 25, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 27, 2018 June 28, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 4, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 7, 2018 July 8, 2018
July 9, 2018 July 10, 2018 July 11, 2018 July 12, 2018 July 13, 2018 July 14, 2018 July 15, 2018
July 16, 2018 July 17, 2018 July 18, 2018 July 19, 2018 July 20, 2018 July 21, 2018 July 22, 2018
July 23, 2018 July 24, 2018 July 25, 2018 July 26, 2018 July 27, 2018 July 28, 2018 July 29, 2018
July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction

Here’s a link to Inside Addiction spotlighting Conifer Park:

 

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