17 May 2016

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Press Conference

Room 124 of the Capitol

01:00 PM Archived Video


The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Room 124 of the Capitol to announce the findings and recommendations of its new report tackling the state’s deadly heroin and opioid addiction crisis.

Task Force Co-Chairs Senator George Amedore (R-C-I, Rotterdam), Senator Robert Ortt (R, North Tonawanda), and Senator Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), along with Senator David Carlucci (D, Rockland) and Senator Fred Akshar (R-C-I, Colesville), will summarize the input received from medical experts, treatment providers, law enforcement, and affected New Yorkers who participated in numerous forums held throughout the state over the past year, and highlight the legislative recommendations to help address the issues that were raised.

They will be joined by the bipartisan members of the Senate Task Force and the following participants: 
· John Coppola, Executive Director, ASAP (Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers);
· Robert Lindsey, Executive Director, Friends of Recovery; and
· Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff

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19 Jul

Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Meeting

NYS Capitol Building

NYU Winthrop Hospital Research & Academic Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, New York 11501-4007

8:00 PM

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Heroin Task Force Committee


In March 2014, the New York State Senate Majority Coalition created the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the alarming rise in use of heroin and opioids across New York State. Task Force members look at the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction, and drug related crimes; solicit input from experts and other stakeholders; and develop recommendations used to create legislation to address concerns that are raised.

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