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Officials call heroin use in Greene Co. an epidemic

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 am
Kyle Adams is reporting in The Daily Mail opiate addiction in Greene County has reached epidemic proportions. Officials report heroin and opiate abuse countywide has increased in recent years, due to a long trend of the over-prescription of powerful, addictive painkillers and the falling cost and increasing availability of potent heroin. To shed light on the problem and begin to foster a community solution, Twin County Recovery Services will host a forum at the Catskill Community Center, Tues., Mar. 4. The forum will feature representatives from the judicial system, health care industry, chemical dependency treatment field and recovering addicts to provide information, answer questions and raise community awareness. Greene County Legislator Gene Hatton, chairman of the County Resources Committee, said the approach in this forum is a far cry from the “Just Say No” policy of the 1980s or the scare-tactic “reefer madness” days of the 1960s. He said, "We've got to do something that will work." Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
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