On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a final agreement on new legislation to combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse in New York State.
The package of three bills includes wide-ranging initiatives to address the state’s current heroin and opioid crisis, including provisions to limit the over-prescription of opioids and remove barriers to access for inpatient treatment and medication. The legislation aims to address issues and concerns raised by individuals in recovery, families, and treatment providers across the state.
More details can be found online at the governor’s website.
Meanwhile New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help by calling the state’s HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).