Senator Bonacic hosted a Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on May 9. The Senator thanks the distinguished panelists: District Attorney, James Farrell, Sheriff Michael Schiff; Joseph Todora from SC Community Services; Public Health Director, Nancy McGraw; Dr.
Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the Heroin & Opioid Addiction Forum hosted by Senator Larkin which was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center last week. Representatives from law enforcement; health, treatment and recovery centers; as well as local elected officials met to discuss this alarming epidemic. Their comments will aid the State Senate Task Force to create appropriate legislation. Here is the Senator with (l to r) Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman; Senator William Larkin, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler; representative from Sean Patrick Maloney's office; Darcie Miller from the Orange County Office of Mental Health; and Rob Ross CEO of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.
The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers.
“Holistic and aggressive approach.” -- Senator Bonacic speaks on the bills passed on June 9th in the New York State Senate to battle against the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic. The wider distribution of Narcan; crackdown on providers who overprescribe pain killers; expanded insurance coverage for treatment services, and severe penalties for heroin sellers, are among the highlights.
The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.