- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York has put up a new website with information about heroin and prescription opioid addiction and where to go for help.

According to state officials, admissions last year statewide for abuse and addiction treatment for those drugs rose to more than 89,000 with the largest increase among people between 18 and 24.

A law signed in June requires the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to create a public awareness and education campaign, which includes the website with information about signs of opioid abuse and addiction and public service announcements.

The website is https://combatheroin.ny.gov/ .

The state is also expanding training and use by emergency personnel of naloxone to counteract overdoses.



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