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Prevention Talk Column September 2018, Helen M. Exum, BS, CPP

Prevention Talk column Sept 2018

HUDSON VALLEY HEROIN DEALER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

A Hudson Valley heroin dealer who was found with 2,500 bags of heroin and has six drug convictions will likely spend the rest of his life in jail. 45-year-old Ronald Smith of Fallsburg was sentenced to 35 years to life in

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $25 Million In Federal Funding To Address Opioid Crisis In New York State

19 Additional Counties Will Receive State Targeted Response Funds to Support Expansion of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the distribution of $25.2 million dollars in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant,

Prevention Talk

MEDICATION        LOCK IT UP        DROP IT OFF Why is medication disposal such a BIG Deal?  Did you know that Americans are the world’s biggest consumers of medications, many of which are hazardous to the environment, and pose serious concerns for

Prevention Quest

Ben Franklin said,” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  He wasn’t wrong. Prevention is what we need. Now! Abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illicit and prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion

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