Overdose Prevention Boost
The Broome County Health Department is one of four counties in New York State given money to help build health department capacity for opioid overdose prevention.
Spending Plans
Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing spending $168 billion in the upcoming fiscal year but did not give much of a list of details during his January 16 budget address in Albany.
Addiction Education
New York State Senator Fred Akshar says several Southern Tier agencies are getting state funding for heroin and opioid education, prevention and counseling.
Drug Forums Added
The New York State Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction is adding more public forums to gather more information on the rampant drug problem in the state.
Mixed Reviews
Plans for starting a drug treatment facility at the site of the former Broome Developmental Center in the Town of Dickinson announced recently are not getting total support.

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